Gay Rights and Marriage
Each year more people who identify themselves as gay are granted more rights in regard to their relationship with another person. The very thought of not being able to marry the person you love is foreign for most people. Unfortunately, this is not the case for those who are gay. The U.S. only has a handful of states that recognise gay marriage as valid. These states see an influx of partners who come to get married because their home states will not allow it. Sadly, the states and countries who do not allow it do not have a sound reason. They rely on old belief systems.
One option for gay people who wish to marry, is to travel to another state or country that allows this practice. Although this sounds easy enough to do, the costs associated with travel and the wedding itself can outweigh the benefits. Guests must be accounted for if major travel is involved. Additionally, you must check to see if your home state will recognise the marriage. Those who do travel to get married realise a lifelong dream. Even if a home state or country does not legally recognise it, marriage still brings validity to a loving relationship.
Many people who experience the denial of a gay marriage decide to put pressure on the local and state government. Doing so pressures the politicians to make a choice that might alienate a large group of voters. The political business is a messy one, and this means that some people who do not believe in gay marriage might support it anyway if it allows them to get re-elected. Contact officials via email or phone to get answers. Do not rest until your voice is actually heard. Constant pressure is a great way to get real change in a time in which everyone else is becoming more accepting.
Social media has changed the way people live and work throughout the world. When it began, social media was simply a way for people to talk to one another, or to share experiences through pictures. Now, it is used to create real change. The power of social media cannot be underestimated. It has directly led to new changes all over the world. Since it provides a free public forum, you can garner support for your cause much more quickly. It enables you to gain acceptance, and it allows other gay cpuples to voice their concerns as well.
Anytime you voice your opinion on gay marriage, you must create a sound argument. A sound argument uses reason and facts, as opposed to emotion. Doing this is difficult, however, for people who constantly get discriminated against. Sound arguments mean the difference between success and failure. Politicians are much more willing to listen to someone who actually knows what he or she is talking about. The gay community has a right to marry the one that they love. Change is happening, but only at the rate that we allow it to take place.