On May 18, 1970, two University of Minnesota students, Richard John 'Jack' Baker and James Michael McConnell applied to Hennepin County District Court clerk Gerald Nelson for a marriage license. He denied the application, because the applicants both were men. Baker and McConnell sued Nelson, claiming Minnesota law on marriage made no mention of gender. The trial court was not impressed with the argument, agreeing with Nelson. This picture I have drawn was to show how some men, and women, had to go to other states to get married and how most were denied. How I drew this is the two rings connected on necklace chains being ripped apart stating that right was being taken away from them.
Earlier April 29 in 2016, the constitutional court dismissed a judge's petition against equal marriage rights for heterosexual and homosexual couples. This is making that 37 states in North America that allows gay marriage. According to Washington Post, in 2015 before the constitutional court legalized gay marriage, 390,000 people has been wedded. Now according to LA Times, in 2015 after the constitutional court legalized gay marriage nearly 100,000 has wedded. Now that a huge difference. Now let’s keep it that way.
One reason I think that gay marriage should be allowed is because love is love. If you love someone you should be able to marry them no matter what sex they are. Whether you are a boy who likes a boy, or a girl who likes a girl, you love someone for a reason and should not let other people keep you from marrying them. “Love is…love is…love is…love is… love is…love is… love is… love is… cannot be killed or swept aside” said Lin- Manuel Miranda. Some people ask why do they have to get married? They think that they can just be together and pretend like they are married. You see that is wrong, that just makes it sound like gay people aren’t good enough to get married just because they like the same sex. It’s not like straight people are better than gay people in any way. No matter if you are gay or straight, you should be treated the same way as any other person.
My final reason on why I think gay marriage should be allowed is because people are basically saying that they are second class citizens and that they don’t deserve the same rights as people who are straight. Recently added to the Supreme Court, banning gay marriage is against the Constitution. Gay people should also have the same benefits as straight people. According to (GayMarriageProcon.org), there over 1,110 benefits for partners in marriage, that’s a lot of benefits to take away from someone just because they are gay. A small thing like that should never get in the way of the rights of a citizen.
Future President, now that I have told you my opinions on why I think gay marriage should be allowed, what do you think and how are you going to deal with it as President? Do you agree with our generation, or are you going to stick with whatever your generation believes in and bring that up to the White House?