Equal marriage rights should be made
legal in all 50 states. It is an egregious
violation of right’s to deny the civil liberty
of marriage to same sex couples.
Separation of church and state
Declaration of Independence
United States Constitution
United States of America is the “Land of
I am a gay woman, I married my wife
Amy on June 12, 2010. I know that I
deserve the same rights as anyone else,
and that denying my right to marry is a
violation of my civil right’s.
Chances are you know someone who’s
gay, civil rights violations such as denying
any one the right to marry is an
Allowing any minority’s rights to be
violated is an open door policy
Denial of the right to vote for women
and African Americans
Denial of marriage rights for African
All examples of civil right’s violations
based on archaic, bigoted, ignorant
All have since been deemed illegal by the
Supreme Court or otherwise
Rulings & Documents include; Brown v.
Board, & Emancipation Proclamation,
Constitutional Amendments; 13,14, and
“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. —”
The Declaration of Independence is intended to protect everyone not just the
How does ignoring civil right’s, the Declaration of
Independence, and state constitutions make America a free
It is evident throughout the course of history, that any group is
vulnerable to attack, any group can lose their civil liberties, if
a larger majority takes their power to decide away.
Many argue that allowing “gay marriage” would
bring the destruction of the institution of marriage.
Under this logic, divorce should be made
illegal as well
“If Bill & George are allowed to get married, that
will take away from the importance of my
How does the decision for 2 people to get married, gay or
straight affect anyone but those 2 people? Answer: It doesn’t.
The marriage of any 2 individuals has no bearing on the
marriage of another couple.
Do heterosexually oriented people wake
up one morning and choose to be
attracted to the opposite sex?
No. It is a biological response set off by your
genetic makeup and brain chemistry.
Homosexuality occurs the same way.
The United States as democracy is built
upon the separation of church and
The concept that the government has no control over
organized religion, and religion has no place in
The arguments against “gay marriage” are often
based on religious views, and many politicians allow
their religious and personal opinions affect their
…If you woke up tomorrow and you were told that
you weren’t allowed to marry your significant other.
…Being told your marriage wasn’t legally recognized
…Having to fight to adopt your own children
… Not being able to make medical decisions,
for your children or being barred from their
hospital room because you aren’t recognized as a
…Having a doctor tell you that you weren’t legally
allowed to represent your spouse in case of a
It’s easy to feel as though the issue of
Gay marriage does not affect the
The truth is, it affects everyone. Any time the
people allow government sanctioned civil
right’s violations, they open themselves up for
the same treatment.
Stand up for Gay Rights, be a straight
ally. Everyone deserves equal rights and
Entering into a marriage is between 2
people, not the entire US.
Everyone deserves equal right’s under
Denying marriage rights is a egregious
violation of Constitutional Right’s
Denying the right’s of one minority,
opens the door for the same to happen
to others, including you.
Gay marriage should be made legal in all
50 states, because everyone deserves:
Equal right’s and protection under the law
Legal protection and benefits included with
The right to choose what is best for them.
No one should be allowed to make a decision for
It is unreasonable to belittle a relationship’s
meaning or importance based on the
gender of the individuals.
Who are we to place value on others relationships?
Eg. “partners” “gay marriage”, “commitment
Terms such as these suggest that a marriage entered by 2
people of the same sex is some how less
Every individual deserves to be treated
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