Why Should We Legalize Gay Marriage?
Why should we legalize gay marriage? Or, in other words, why isn't gay marriage legalized already? Same-sex marriage is just about as humane as opposite-sex marriage. One in ten people are gay. Seems perfectly normal to me. Is it normal to you? And anyway, why don't people like two gays marrying?
Let's start out with the facts. The evidence. The nitty-gritty of all this debate. One out of ten people are gay or lesbian. So there's about twenty-eight people in this class, am I right? So that's at least two people that are gay, technically. But if your friend was gay, would you hate them for it? Would you turn around to be the face of injustice and all that is unfair? Would you be the person translating hate to your friend because he or she is homosexual? Would you be the so-called 'friend' that is the image of degrading human rights? There's this other statement too, which really gets me. A heterosexual woman can get four or five marriages in her life, when two same-sex lovers can't even get one. How does this work?
Oh, religion, religion, religion, you crack us up in so many ways. Apparently, in the Bible, gay marriage is sin. Yet, you say: "God loves everyone." Yet, it's alright to SELL your children into slavery. Yet, it's alright to DISCRIMINATE someone because he or she likes the same sex. In some cases, religious people stroll around the streets of England with signs stating: "GOD HATES FAGS." Is this fair? As Russell Howard once said: "Jesus isn't gay or straight, he's bisexual because he's in everyone."
What I'm about to say is a true story. Imagine a twenty-one year old student, blonde hair, brown yes, almost six feet in height and has a chiselled chin. This young lad's name is Matthew Shepard. Your average university student, am I right? One the night/morning of the 6th and 7th of October, he was attacked and brutally tortured. He passed away on the 12th of October from fatal head injuries. During the trail, witnesses expressed that Matthew was homosexual. Ask yourselves, is it right to slaughter an innocent person because they like the same gender? The two murderers, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson robbed, pistol-whipped and tortured Matthew, and then tied him to a fence in a rural area, leaving him to rot and bleed to death all on his own. After this, Aaron and Russell acquired Matthew's home address and were intending to burglarize his own home. My fellow students, look at me in the eyes, is this more humane than accepting your friend for being gay?
Bullying is a common occurrence when students and teenagers admit they are homosexual. Stupid expressions like: "OI FAG, GO CRY ON YOUR BOYFRIEND'S SHOULDER!" can emotionally disturb someone. A so-called joke such as: "Eww, lok, there's the local lezzo." can tear someone to pieces. Are you going to be that self-centered, halfwit who bullies someone because of their sexuality? Let me tell you this, this is one of the stupidest mistakes you can make in life. Bullying someone is low. In fact, you could high-five the Devil because you stooped that low. In some cases, bullying takes a unusual turn of events and the victim bites back. Like Frankie Boyle said: "I would have loved to have a gay dad. Do you remember at school, there were always kids saying "My dad's bigger than your dad, my dad will batter your dad!" "So what? My dad will have sex with your dad. And your dad will enjoy it."
I envision a world where people can openly admit they are gay without feeling oppressed or scared of the reaction.
I envision a world wherein homophobia ceases to exist.
I envision a world where a same-sex marriage occurs without any fuss from religion and/or politics.
I envsion a world where families will not abuse their child for being homosexual.
This is why we should legalize gay marriage. By doing this, you are bringing more equality to the world, and you are bringing smiles to the faces of those who can now marry their dearly beloved. By accepting homosexuality instead of denying it, we are now creating a healthier atmosphere for all. I want to go home next week thinking that we have made a change for the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual community for all. So, please, next time you see a gay or lesbian couple walking down the street, accept them and don't shout crude words at them. Next time, if you see a fellow student in school which rumours tell him or her is a 'fag', don't jump on the abuse bandwagon. Because all this world needs is a bit of love. Thank you all for listening.