The Right to Mary

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Michael K McPherson

The Right to Marry!

So many people say the “Right to Marry” act should not be allowed to go through, but I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, I say “why the hell not?” Don’t I have the right to pursue happiness like the rest of America? Have we forgotten how many minority battles this country has gone through already? Are we, as a nation, truly ready to go through yet another one? People often ask me why I stand for the right to marry. I tell them that it is because I completely agree in equality. Who am I to challenge the heart of someone who wants to commit their life to someone they love? I honestly feel that marriage should not be decided by the states, nor the courts, but by the two individuals that are entering the union. There are many reasons as to why marriage should be legal for all citizens. I will explain just a few of these reasons. And then I will let you decide where you stand.

We live in a country, which constantly reminds us of our true blindness, and hasw been making choices for us without listening to what we are feeling. How can a nation come to a decision without fully understanding the hearts that make it run? This brings me to my first reason, equality; we have all had a problem with equality at one point or another. I know that equality is a part of many arguments, but it is a major factor in determining what side to stand on. The main issue of equality is freedom; take a look at the first part of the second paragraph in our Declaration of Independence,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,…...

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