August 1, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

When will they realize that gays have the same legal rights as straight people in this country?

On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 the supporters of the ban on gay marriage in California gathered and filed a petition to the Supreme Court requesting that the Court upholds the ban on same sex marriage. Additionally, in their petition, they put in question “whether the 14th amendment’s Equal Protection Clause prohibits California from defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.”

If two consenting adults want to be married, what right does society have to tell them that they cannot do so? Why is it that the majority always seems to want to compel the minority to act like they act or do what they do?

All of the courts in California have unanimously made clear after years of legal arguments that it is the legal right of gay men and women to marry. It certainly seems that now is the time for the United States to join the rest of the civilized world and to let people do what they wish to do in the privacy of their home.

No matter how we try to move forward in 2012 to support people’s civil rights, prejudice and hatred will continue. Just last week a church in Mississippi refused to let a black couple to marry in their church, even though they were church members, JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE BLACK!

Just like women and blacks had to fight for decades to obtain equal rights, gay people are in the middle of that same fight. 20 years from now we will look back and say “are you kidding me?” We didn’t let gay people get married?
Let’s make a deal, gay people will not question what straight people do in the privacy of their bedrooms, and straight people can do the same.

In the end it is all about caring about people, and accepting people for who they are
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