Same Love

BY KIAYA SECHREST – Staff Writer

Gay marriage has been a controversial topic the past few years, and continues to be in 2014. Both sides of the argument feel very strongly about their opinion, but then there are those individuals who couldn’t care either way.

Personally, I support gay marriage and think it should be legal everywhere. When I hear people say otherwise, I can never seem to understand their point.

By far the most common reason people give for not supporting gay marriage is because “the bible says it’s bad.” In this situation I often like to ask the person if they have read that gay marriage is wrong in the bible themselves, so far I’ve never heard someone answer yes.

I also ask people with this excuse if they support and follow abstinence. Abstinence is just as important in religion, and therefore should be taken as seriously as same sex couples.

My point is, if you’re going to say you’re against gay marriage because of your religion, then you should fully follow and understand that religion, otherwise your reason is unsupported and cannot be taken seriously.

Another reason some people give for being against gay marriage is that they think it’s “gross.” I’m sure some gay people think straight people are “gross” as well, but you don’t see them outlawing straight marriage.

I do believe people should form their own opinions on topics like gay marriage. However, I think that they should also be able to support those opinions with factual information.

If someone doesn’t like gay marriage, then they just shouldn’t go to a gay wedding. People need to worry about themselves; same sex married couples are not going to hurt anyone who’s not involved.

Discriminating against two people of the same sex getting married is just as bad as saying two people with different races can’t get married. It doesn’t make sense and it is not getting us anywhere.

Interracial marriage was legalized in the United States in 1962 when the Supreme Court deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. So aren’t the laws against gay marriage unconstitutional as well?

The way I see it, love is love, and the most common form of showing love is legal marriage. So if two people love each other, no matter their race or sex, let them be married.

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