Opinions: Hindsight: We are all human

A woman marrying a woman is no different than a man marrying a woman


Ryan Bircher

Brittney Blunt (11), Kyle Anderson (12), Sarah Lockwood (11) and Jake Kiczenski (9) stand united and proud of their sexuality

Natalie Hinds, Opinions editor

As of November seventh, same-sex marriage is legal in the state of Missouri

And just yesterday, Montana’s U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled against the states constitutional amendment, banning marriage equality. Meaning, same-sex marriage is now legal in Montana too.

Same-sex marriage is legal in 34 states and the District of Columbia, but 16 states have a law or constitutional amendment restricting marriage as a union between one man and one woman only .

Gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

Everyone possesses the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, per the Declaration of Independence.

Telling a man or woman that he or she cannot marry the one they love only because their significant other is the same sex is unacceptable.

Who are we to tell others that they can’t be happy?

A gay man by the name of Michael Griffin was fired form his job as a teacher at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Griffin was fired because he had obtained a marriage license with his partner. Because Griffin’s life choice didn’t follow the teachings of the church, Griffin was fired.

Now, I do understand that the preparatory school is free of government control and ultimately makes their own decision regarding who works there. They are a private institution after all. But, Griffin had worked at the school for 12 years. His only wrong doing was being born a gay man.

Why should he be punished for the uncontrollable? Telling a human being that they cannot marry their life partner is like telling them that they can’t have blue eyes or brown hair.

A woman named Crystal Moore was fired from her job as police chief because she is a lesbian. How is this okay? Because this woman desires the company of another female she was fired from her job, her only way of obtaining income.

Moore’s situation is no different than a company refusing to hire a black woman or a man with tattoos all over him. It’s pure discrimination.

According to the 14th Amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”.

Thankfully, she was reinstated by the town council and given her job back. “I’m ecstatic,” Moore said. “You just gotta fight and trust in the Lord.”

Now, I do understand that a lot of religious beliefs contribute to the opinions on this issue.

The percent of Christians in the United states is currently 83.46% of the United states population. From what I understand, the Bible says that marriage is to only be between a man and a woman.

But, the Bible also states, “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” ( 1 John 3:18).

In other words, the love a person feels for their significant other should only be truthful.

If a man or woman doesn’t feel true love for the opposite sex, why shouldn’t they feel true love for the same sex?

We should not be letting this happen. Society should not be allowing all of this discrimination towards gays, because who are we to judge?

We all have different personalities, likes, dislikes, hair color, eye color, skin color. But in the end, we are all human.