Thursday, July 2, 2015

Discuss It: Still Fighting for Equality

Discuss It!

Same-sex marriage might have been legalized in the United States, but that doesn't mean the fight has ended. There are still going to be people who oppose these rights, and will do what they can to deny other ones. Religion is also a major factor for most people when it comes to accepting same-sex marriage and other rights.

I found two articles online that I wanted to share and discuss with everyone. Please state your opinion in the comments below. Feel free to be honest, but do not hassle anyone else or we will delete your comment.

First off, the Advocate shares a story about an Arkansas County Clerk that resigned so she didn't have to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses. She has held this job for the past 24 years, and she states in the article that she doesn't hate anyone and it was a difficult decision, but she just doesn't agree with same-sex marriage.

This is a difficult topic, I think, because we need to be respectful of everyone's beliefs. Personally, I see nothing wrong with same-sex couples and they should definitely be allowed to get married. For people that oppose this idea, I simply believe they should kind to people and not try and push their beliefs on others. Besides that, everyone is free to believe what they want and if this woman would rather resign than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, then so be it. Do I personally agree? No, but you can't change everyone's opinions.

What do you think?

The other article was on the Huffington Post and it's about how the Episcopalian Church voted to recognize same-sex marriage. I think this is a fantastic step toward equal rights for everyone. Like I said above, religion and churches are often a huge force in opposing same-sex couples, so it's always great to see when people go against this and welcome all people.

Again, share your thoughts below!

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-Lauren Becker

1 comment:

Aylee said...

Myesh, I'm sure there will always be people who refuse to accept it. You can't force them to change their minds and I agree that it would be wrong to impose our beliefs on anyone else.