Love Is Love
Everyone in the LGBTQIA community deserves to get married.
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
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?
"11 Major Obstacles to Equality That LGBT Americans Still Face in 2014." Mic. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.
"Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S." Gallup.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.
Uriel Sinai / Getty Images News / Getty Images / Universal Images Group/Rights Managed / For Education Use Only
"Unalienable - Dictionary Definition." Vocabulary.com. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
Myron Brenton / Omni-Photo Communications, Inc. / Universal Images Group
Rights Managed / For Educational Use Only
"International | Freedom to Marry." International | Freedom to Marry. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.