Love Is Love

Everyone in the LGBTQIA community deserves to get married.


LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Inter-sex, and Asexual about 3.8% of Americans identify themselves as LGBTQIA. The LGBTQIA community has been denied many common rights like basic public accommodations, they aren't protected for hate crimes, banned from donating blood, transgender people aren't allowed to serve in the army, and most states do not allow same sex marriage. There are multiple world wide events that celebrate the LGBTQIA community, like the Pride Parades and National Coming Out Day. Same sex marriage should be legal globally.
Toronto Pride Parade 2015!

Unalienable Rights

The unalienable rights of life cannot be denied or taken away, they are famous for being included in the Declaration of Independence, which states that Americans have unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. in the U.S. Constitution the fourteenth amendment states that “no State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Your freedom of marriage would be part of pursuing happiness, correct? This means that denying same sex couples marriage licences is unconstitutional. Many others agree with this, including Carol Stanyar, one of the head attorneys on the marriage equality case that was brought to the supreme court.

Global Love

Over 15 other countries allowed same sex marriage before America did including, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, and Norway. Mexico only allows same sex marriage in three of its thirty-one states (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Quintana Roo). Many countries are also taking small steps to be like the others and allow everyone to love.

For example, in Australia, when a couple -including same sex couples- has lived together for at least two years they receive the same benefits as a married couple would but without the marriage license. Few states in Australia (Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, ACT, and Queensland) give the couples less of the included benefits. The Australian Marriage Equality or the AME, is pushing to win the freedom of Marriage in Australia. In December of 2013, the first same-sex couples married in the ACT, but a court over ruling over turned the freedom to marry and invalidated the marriages.

In July of 2011, the national Colombian court ruled the the Colombian Congress must allow marriage or an equal alternative for the same-sex couples in Columbia by June 20, 2013, or else the court would automatically allow any judge to standardize marriage between same-sex couples. In December of 2012, the Colombian Senate approved to extend the freedom to marry by a 10-5 vote, but in April 2013, the freedom to marry was not approved.

A Long Fight

The LGBTQIA community has been fighting for their rights since 1924 when Henry Gerber founded the society for human rights, the first documented gay rights organization. In 1950, The Mattachine Society is formed by Harry Hay to support social acceptance and other homosexual rights. Then, in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association added homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance in their diagnostic manual. This influenced president Dwight D. Eisenhower to ban homosexuals from working for the federal government, claiming they are a security risk.

Everything really escalated on June 28, 1969, when police raid the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Protests and demonstrations begin and it is soon recognized as the start of the gay civil rights movement. Exactly one year later members of the New York community march through the streets of New York to recognize the one year anniversary of the stonewall riots. This is recognized as the first gay pride parade. things like this only started a long fight for the LGBTQIA community. if we've been fighting for so long why not just accept it?


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