People just like everyone else
Is Marriage Equality Equal?
A year ago, same-gender marriage was legal in only 17 states, but now, 37 states have legalized same-sex marriage (procon.org). Even though more states are legalizing same-gender marriage, the rights that come with it are not fair.
Most LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) are treated unfairly. Many teens are bullied at school because of their sexual orientation. 4 out of 5 LGBT teens say that they don't know of any adult they can go to for help (Riese). Because of all the bullying they have to go through, research has shown that about 30% of all youth suicides are committed by LGBT teens (Riese). But teens and adults have problems with being treated unfairly and being excluded.
If you fall under the LGBT category, you live in a state that allows gay marriage and you're married, doesn't mean that you can adopt children. Many gay couples have a difficult time finding an adoption agency that will accept them and help them find a child to adopt ("Freedom to Marry"). They are also denied almost all types of joint parenting, foster care and child support ("Freedom to Marry"). Even if you get married to someone who already has a kid or kids, doesn't mean that you can have joint parenting ("Freedom to Marry). LGBT rights also have a sign which is usually a rainbow and can be portrayed on clothing or flags.
This is a map of the United States, the green states are states that allow gay marriage. The gray states do not allow gay marriage (mtv.com).
Many people are starting to take a stand to legalize gay marriage everywhere (nytimes.com).
What a Rainbow Means
A rainbow flag shows that you support LBGT rights (pus.edu).