Leave them alone, freedom is coming
Two living human beings can be happy together, whether it is friendship or even something more than a friendship. When two people come together, they come together for love and companionship. Who has the right to deny anyone of that Earthly desire of loving the same gender? Not one human being on this earth has the authority to deny someone the right to love someone. Since the beginning of the existence of marriage, heterosexual relationships have been given the right by society to hold hands in marriage and have the freedom to love. Society accepts their decision and embraces their love from dating shows to movies. Moreover, their sex, at present, holds no bearing as to whether or not two people should exist in matrimony. The priest or whomever performing the service a desiring couple, in many religious communities, has questions that he or she poses to the willing couple. In addition, if they fail to meet those expectations, they are then at the urge by the ceremonial leader as to whether or not they may continue with the “marriage”. In this essay I will argue how they are benefiting society and the discrimination that they are facing and why same sex couples should have the freedom to love and marry to their partner.
Can you imagine how it would feel if you were told you could not marry the one you love? Many homosexual couples are facing this mayhem in their life. But did you know that this is a form of discrimination? That’s right. There are many homosexual couples being denied the right to marry because of their sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage is between two people of the same sex or gender identity. As same-sex couples in today’s world, couples are vulnerable to physical and emotional abuse from society. According to FBI hate crime statistics on “11 facts about gay rights”, “there were 6,604 reported hate crimes in 2009. 18.5% of which were based on sexual orientation. Most were violent in nature” (“11 facts”). Moreover, the FBI released a yearly report of hate crimes, it states that, “of the 6,222 reported hate crimes, 6,216 were single-bias incidents—46.9 % were racially motivated, 20.8 % resulted from sexual orientation bias, 19.8 % were motivated by religious bias, 11.6 % stemmed from ethnicity/national origin bias, and 0.9 % were prompted by disability bias”( Annual). As one would have observed, 20.8 % of hate crimes are towards individuals based on their sexual orientation. Sexual orientation bias crimes is the second leading cause of injury or even death within that annual report which can easily be prevented. Hate crimes are perform by citizens, but how are “hate crimes” perform by the government?
Sexual orientation bias crimes can be prevented by awareness and acceptance. According to Kate Taylor, same-sex marriage is not recognized by the federal government, but is now legal in six states, including New York, and the District of Columbia” (Taylor). Same sex marriage is “not recognized by...