Gay Marriage in the U.S.
Citizens of the United States of America have endeavored many laws that have prohibited them from having equal rights all throughout history. For women it was the inability to vote as well as being treated as an equal to men. For African Americans it was receiving their freedom from slavery and being allowed to interact with equal opportunity with the rest of the citizens of the United States. Most Americans would agree that we have come a long way from discrimination and that we as a nation are very accepting when compared to citizens of years passed. However, with the approval of gay marriage being taken to the Supreme Court many U.S. citizens are outraged at even the idea of allowing homosexuals to be wed. What many people do not understand is that by not allowing homosexuals to be married the government is actually depriving gay U.S. citizens of many of their constitutional rights; something that is illegal in every way. There is no reason for not allowing the approval of gay marriage that does not stem back to religion, which is an illegal argument to make seeing as the United States has the law known as Separation of Church and State. However, thankfully America is famous for the ability to change laws that are unjust and unfair and like those discriminated against before them the gay population is simply going to have to fight for the rights that they so honorably
Gay marriage should not be a measure that is passed from state to state, but rather be made into a federal law by the Supreme Court. Never before have a group of United States Citizens, key word here being citizens, be forced to have their federal rights legalized state by state. This treatment of homosexuals is not only wrong ethically, but goes against numerous amounts of gays constitutional rights as U.S. Citizens. The outlawing of gay marriage primarily stems from religion, however in the U.S. there is separation of church and state...