Alot of people are agianst Gay/Lesbian marriage because they think it is wrong. I think its wrong but i am not against it. I think everyone should be treated equally and should love who they want to love. All i know is that illinois has not passed the law for gay/lesbian marrigae. Alot of people think that it is disgusting and not right but they are not thinking about how the gay/lesbian people are thinking. Put your feet in their shoes and imagine how people would treat you. I do think it wrong but i do not say anything to them or protest against them. I keep my thoughts to myself.
There are many different opinions on gay marriage. A none of them are right or wrong because of personal opinion. For me, I believe that gay marriage should be legal throughout the country. This country was founded on the ideal that every man and woman has equal rights. It is appalling that even to this day we still do not stand by that right. President Obama has recently come out and supported the legality of gay marriage. As said in his speech. I for one agree with Obama as I have said before and hope that there can be some legal action soon.
Gay Marriage is not only a political issue, but it's an issue of culture, religious values, and tradition as well. I'm in no way opposed to legalizing gay marriage, I believe with everything in me that gay marriage should be legalized because everyone deserves love, happiness, and equality, Same sex couples included. Barack Obama believes in legalizing gay marriage, but Mitt Romney does not, beacuse of "traditional values." Barack Obama feels as if same sex couples should be recognized, and that DOMA shouldn't exist, because DOMA only shows recognition to specific same sex couples, who go by certain rules, and certain policies. Mitt Romney's views on same sex marriage are bias, and shouldn't be taken seriously because there are alot of things in America that you could classify as "untraditional" such as an African American president. Mitt Romney is very bias and culturaly unwelcoming. Romney believes that any child raised by a same sex couple is "unhealthy" or non benefiting towards the child. Romney is stuck in the past, where America was "traditional" religious" and everyone promoted and stood for certain values, but this current america, going into the year of 2013, is very far from how it used to be, when same sex couples wern't even accknowladgable. America has evolved, and so has same sex marriage. I believe in what Barack Obama is going to do for Same sex marriage, and not only that but love in general, whether it's two women, two men, or two women who have adopted a baby boy, love is love, which everyone deserves to possess at some point in life, and a child who has two of the same genders raising him/her will not lose out at all.
The rap group, Odd Future, the rapper, Childish Gambino, and the rapper, Emiem, all have one thing in common. All three have been accused of being "homophobic due to the sexual oriented slurs toward homosexuals in their songs. Whenever the issue of gay/lesbian rights is brought up i think of these three guys. They all claim they have nothing against them and they suport the right 100%. Most people do not believe them since they continue to use the slurs in their music. I have to admit, I use the same slurs from time to time. I have a lot of friends and aquaitances that use these slurs as well. I support gay rights and feel they should be able to marry whoever they want, but just because of the way I talk doesnt mean i am "homophobic" I feel people use the slurs because some areas of society have undermined gays/lesbians and thought of them as a flaw. I feel the more support of the gay/lesbian rights there are the less these artists will use the slurs in their music as well as everyday people like myself. Everybody is equal, so marry who you love.
Same-sex marriage has been a soft topic in america, and there are still issues regarding it today. People can not decide if gays and lesbians should be allowed to get married. In my opinion America is about equality and, who has the right to say gays and lesbians are not equal. A lot of people think that marriage has a tradition that should not be broken, but we are moving forward in many ways so why should allowing gays and lesbians being married be any different. Obama also believes in same sex marriage and I agree with him in every way! Gays and lesbians are people too, it is time to start treating them like one.
After reading the letter, NFL punter from the Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe, wrote to Maryland state delegate Emmett Burns Jr.My feelings were happy and somewhat confused. The letter that Kluwe wrote was in response to what Burns said to/about fellow NFL member, Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo. Ayanbadejo expressed his feelings on the subject of same-sex marriage in a two part interview. Burns wrote a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti saying football players who disagree with him should know their place and keep quiet. After hearing this Kluwe wrote a letter in anger back to Burns. Kluwe called Burns rude names throughout the whole letter and said that Burns wasn't respecting Ayanbadejo First Amendment,which is a persons right to freedom of speech. In response to Kluwe's letter Burns told Baltimore Sun that both of them have their right to speak their minds.
My response to Kluwe's letter is that it is good to hear from a football player, who plays a sport that is known for only tough and masculine people, speak on a subject that some men don't even want to talk about who don't play the sport. But yet again Kluwe could have spoke about the subject in a different voice then harsh and insulting. Kluwe called also tried to put same-sex marriage and racism in the same category. I am all for same-sex marriage but racism and same-sex marriage are not the same category. Kluwe also used language this just unnecessary, if your supposed to be someone that children look up to, you should not being using such language. If children see people who influence them in life, talking to a person of congress that way then they are going to think it is alright and talk to them the same way. Even though I don't agree with some of the things Kluwe did, I do agree the one thing he said. He stated "I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life," which is extremely true. I feel as though if someone is happy with a person of this same-sex them let them be happy as long as they aren't bothering you in the process. In the end, everyone should be happy in life and be able to marry whom ever they want to.
I believe that same-sex marriage should be legal because they're just as much human and have the same rights as everyone else. Everybody deserves to get married and be happy, even if it means being happy with the same sex. I actually know a couple of "gay" people and they're some of the most kind people i know and i'd love to see them get married and eb happy . Also, It be fair if "gay" people aren't able to be hand and hand, live free, secure, and joyful with the person they love. Therefore, i approve of gay marriage.
I 100% support gay marriage. After growing up
with a friend having a gay mom and meeting many gay people in my life, I don’t
see how this is even an issue. I
believe a person should be able to marry who they love, end of story. When it
comes to politics over this issue I support Obama. I support Obama because he
also believes a person should be able to marry who they love no matter what
sexuality they are. He has taken action in making this nation more accepting of
gays. When it comes to Romney’s beliefs on gay marriage I strongly disagree. Romney
believes in a lot of traditional BS because he’s stuck in the past. For
example, he promised to protect the traditional marriage between a man and a woman
at any means necessary. His positions on gay marriage and many other issues are
delusional and do not reflect what the majority of America believes.
In anticipation of our Friday presentation and discussion, the topic on the blog this week will be gay or same-sex marriage. You should post one substantial paragraph either responding to one of the websites or articles below or simply stating your own position on the issue.
Remember, your tone on this blog, while it can be passionate, should always be thoughtful and respectful. You are discussing the issue, not individuals -- whether it be other members of class or groups of people in society. Focus on debating the policy and the politics; never make any personal attacks -- even if politicians themselves do not always follow these common rules of productive discourse.
Wikipedia has an excellent overview of what's at stake:
Gay marriage is a big issue this election season for several reasons. First, the two major presidential candidates and their respective parties have very different views toward the issue. Equally as important, however, is the legalization of gay marriage is on the ballot in several states. For information on those ballot initiatives, read the following:
Finally, as these ballot initiatives have become topics of conversation, a very unlikely group of supporters have begun to defend gay marriage: NFL players. Specifically, Brendan Ayanbadejo, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, has long taken a supportive position as Maryland is set to vote on thes issue. When a Maryland congressman sent an e-mail to the Ravens ownership asking them essentially to shut their linebacker up, Chris Kluwe, punter for the Minnesota Vikings, came to his defense. Warning, Kluwe uses very strong language in his letter to the congressman:
The supreme court has been hearing a case pertaining to the 1st Amendment right the case is Snyder v Phelps. Snyder a Marine Corp Lance Corporal was killed in Iraq in 2006. When it came time to have the funeral which is a private and very serious event members of the Westbro Baptist Church protested at the church of his funeral with signs that read "Thank God for Dead Soldiers", "Fag Troops" and many other.
The court has a very tough decision to make because they can not take away the free speech of somebody even if it is very hurtful and just down right wrong. They do express sympathy to the family of the fallen troop but it is a tough decision to make. Who knows when they could come to a just decision.
Today Was an interesting day at O.P,R,F. We had the locker postings that read: I have seen Homophobia in this school and it needs to stop. This was a real nice attempt to try to make a difference in the world, if only just our personal world( high school)
Well maybe it would have made a difference, maybe it wouldn't have. We wont know because high school security went around the school tearing these harmless posters down. Why? Because they didn't get permission from the school. Since when did u need permission to put something on your lockers? I was under the impression that people put paper, streamers, and even candy on special days.
What made this day different?
I may not have agreed fully with the posters nor did i participate. Though one surely should realize that the action that the school took was grossly inappropriate.
Why is it that nobody can come "out of the closet" to there family. My best friend is going through that right now. She has recently come out to me and the rest of her friends that she was gay and even though it was a ruff patch for our friendship i still couldn't turn her away, again its just a preference. Her family is a very typical religious black family who go to church on Wednesday and Sunday. She has told her brother of her sexuality but now is concerned if she should come out to her parents and the rest of her family. I don't understand that if your family loves you today why not love you tomorrow when you tell them that your gay. I understand that religion can play a big part in that but at the same time that is your child and your child is apart of you. Being gay isn't what everyone perceives it to be as this negative image. If people can stop bordering others lives and be open to new and different ideas then people wouldn't have to cry themselves to sleep every night thinking "why me why do i have to be gay as if it is a punishment.