After reading a post from my colleagues blog on Same-sex marriages, I completely agree with everything she has said. The topic of same-sex marriage has been a huge topic among Americans. For a state to pass a law denying the right for gay couples to marry, is not only treating them like second class citizens, but it is also discriminating against them. Commitment is what makes a marriage important. Our country should spend more time on bigger issues that effect Americans, not on telling a couple they cannot marry because it isn’t right. Why is marriage between the same sex not right in the first place? Many look at it from a religious perspective, some a moral perspective. The perspective should be on what is going to allow everyone the same equal rights. .” If we can give gay militants the right to serve our country and be open about their sexuality, then we can give them the same right to marry.
In June of 2011, New York passed the marriage bill, making it the largest state to pass a law that allowed gay marriage. Senator Mark J. Grisanti said this in response to the decision, “I apologize for those who feel offended, but I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is the same rights that I have with my wife.”
I agree with Amelia, that we can at least be glad that President Obama did not allow for an amendment to pass banning same-sex marriage. It should be the decision of the individual, not the government.