See? Gay People Are Real

I’d Leave
the Country, but My Wife Won’t Let Me by Laura Conaway

This is one story. There are thousands more. Real people are affected by
bigotry. They’re not just numbers, statistics, pictures in a book. They
are real. Gay people exist. They love their partners. They want the same
rights we, as straight people, have.

Women used to be their husbands’ property. It used to illegal for women
to own land in this country. It was illegal for women to vote. It used
to be illegal for interracial couples to marry. All of these problems
were corrected. Women are no longer property. Women can vote.
Heterosexual couples can marry anyone of any race, as long as their of
legal age, and consent to the marriage. Why is it so hard to see that
homosexual couples, who love each other, who are in committed
relationships, should be allowed the same right?

The
Constitution
was never meant to limit rights. It was meant to
guarantee them. It is our duty to “secure the Blessings of
Liberty” and not stand in the way of couples who want to further
strengthen society by forming the bonds of marriage – marriage as viewed
by the State, not by whichever God you worship.

Just because you may think their love in invalid, or that maybe you just
want them to go away – they won’t. Homosexuality exists. Homosexuals
exist. They are real people, with feelings, families, and lives. All of
the feelings they have are a valid as your own. Their desire to marry is
as valid as your’s, and we shouldn’t be standing in the way of people
willing to enter into a loving, committed relationship.

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