April 2, 2013
Same Sex Marriage in the United States For as long as there have been people on this world, there has been a constant debate on whether or not it was right or wrong for a man to be with a man or for a woman to be with a woman. In the past if you were accused of being a homosexual you would be killed, or sent to a mental institute where they would try and make you straight. Today most people don’t mind if you are a homosexual or not, and most believe that it’s just how you were born, or even that it was your choice, but either way they don’t let it influence how they feel about you, or let themselves see you as different just because you’re a homosexual. Even though most people don’t care if you are a homosexual or not, it is still illegal, in most states, for same sex couples to get married, but I believe in the next 10 to 20 years that same sex marriage will be legalized everywhere in the United States. It’s because most people don’t mind whether you are a homosexual or not is why I believe that in the next 10 to 20 years same sex marriage will be legalized everywhere in the United States. These people are the ones who are now finally stepping up to the plate to gain equality for all. I have personally seen gays and straights standing outside of stores asking anyone that walks by to sign their petition to get same sex marriage legalized in Rhode Island. I myself have signed these petitions and have even called my senator to let him know that I support same sex marriage. Every day someone’s attitude towards gay marriage is changing due to the continuous efforts that the gay community is putting towards their goal for equality. Whether it’s a rally to gain the media’s attention, or just sending an email to a senator or two, the gay community is doing everything than can to get same sex marriage legal in the United States, and it’s with the support of none gays around the country, that will bring a great change to marriage laws in America.
Another reason why I believe that in the next 10 to 20 years same sex marriage will be legal everywhere in the United States is because in that time a new generation will be taking over America, and with this new generation a lot of change is going to occur. Today in America, at a young age, children are taught in school about tolerance and how you shouldn’t judge somebody by the color of their skin or by their sexual orientation, and this is continuously brought up throughout their careers as students. This generation is being brought up to not care about what somebody is, but to care about who they are. This attitude towards tolerance isn’t just being taught by our parents and teachers, it’s also being taught through the media, and through social networks.