- The President, the Congress, all state governors and the media
- United States of America
I myself have very strong beliefs on the topic of gay & lesbian rights. I am making this petition to address this issue.
One of the main reasons why states don't allow marriages of the same gender is due to what most find is suitable for children, but children do well in homes where they are nurtured and loved, regardless of the parents' gender. Also, many gay or lesbian couples choose not to have or adopt children.
Another issue is religion. Some believe that by allowing gay marriages is immoral, and that a marriage should only consist of a man and a woman. However, the very 1st amendment it the right to self religion. Just because that religion believes it is immortal why must others have to live with that? Gay & lesbian marriages are just as real as marriages between a man & woman. So why is it illegal for them to marry in some states?
There are only eleven countries currently allowing same-sex marriages: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden. In 1996, the United States congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage as a union strictly between a man and a woman for federal purposes. Same-sex couples in a civil union are denied equal access to all benefits, rights, and privileges provided by the federal law to a marriage that would normally consist of a man and a woman.
If two people truly love each other, shouldn’t they be allowed the same rights no matter their genders?
I strongly hope that after reading my petition and opinions, that you will take this issue seriously and into consideration.
By signing this petition I can't promise that it will change things or that gay & lesbian marriages will be legalized. But by reading &/or signing this petition it would not have been done in vein & that our opinion has been heard. Thank you for your time & thank you to all of those who sign!
The Yes to Gay-Lesbian Rights petition to The President, the Congress, all state governors and the media was written by Molly and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.