Through the past few decades gay marriage and
homosexuality has become a topic sweeping the nation by
storm. There are many issues involved with this topic such
as civil rights and equality. Today, homosexuality is
progressively becoming more acceptable in society with
millions and millions of supporters. However, there are
still many people who believe in tradition and vote against
same sex marriage laws.
Facts Part 1
1. Same-sex marriages are illegal is 31 states
Today only 19 states in the United states allow same
sex marriages. There are many countries such as
Belgium and Netherlands which allow same sex
2. Civil Unions are not Marriages
A civil union does not give the same privileges as
marriage such as spousal support, medical
decision-making privileges, access to a partner's
insurance, and hospital visitation rights. (CNN)
Facts Part 2
3. Only one president has shown support for same sex
President Obama was the first president to openly support same sex
marriages. President Bush supported the constitutional ban on gay
marriages. President Clinton signed the Defence of Marriage Act in 1996.
4. Estimated 5% of USA Population is Homosexual
Approximately 9 million Americans represent themselves as homosexual.
However, this does not count for all the American gays who are not open
about their sexuality.
Informed About Issue
It is important that you homosexuality is not a choice. The topic is a nature versus
nurture question that has been controversial since homosexuality became prominent in
America. Where you born gay or did you choose to be gay? Many believe that
homosexuals choose to like their same sex sometime throughout their life. However,
those who believe that are wildly misinformed. It is hard for someone who is not a
homosexual to understand one. Choosing to like the same sex is impossible because
one does not choose what gender do they like. When did you choose to be
heterosexual? Do you remember the choice of choosing the opposite sex over the same
sex? When you look at it that perspective then it might just make you think. Many others
believe that someone can change their mind through convincing or therapy. But can a
heterosexual be convinced to be homosexual through therapy? Overall, what you should
take out from this is that homosexuality is not a choice, and people are born with their
sexuality just like you are born with your skin color and gender.
Images #1 and #2
Rainbow colored flag was the
international symbol for
homosexuality since 1976
Obama shares support for same
sex marriage and homosexuality
Over a million people
gather in San Francisco to
show pride and support for
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