“If two people love each other and they want to be together they should be allowed to be together".- Liza Minnelli
“For Planned Parenthood, marriage equality is a critical social justice and equality issue, and the denial of marriage is a threat to our basic human and civil rights. Planned Parenthood stands firm in its vow to end inequality and discrimination, and supports the rights of same-sex couples and their families to enjoy the protection of civil marriage.”- Planned Parenthood, Washington State branch
“Marriage is a civil right. If you don’t want gay people to marry in your church, good for you. But you can’t say they can’t marry in your city.”' - Julian Bond, National NAACP chairman.
-What is wrong with being gay? their is nothing wrong with it....absolutely nothing...and those who claim being gay is a disease? .....prove it. I mean from what I've learned and from what the dictionary states a -dis⋅ease is a disordered or an incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body. so what disorder those a gay person have? their organs are fine as well as their body and they are normal just like everyone else claims to be right or wrong?, their is so much discrimination against homosexual's...and it's absolutely affecting the rights of these individuals as well as their own freedom because in reality they are limited to certain things such as getting married. So then is our country really protecting our rights?....What are our civil rights? well we have "individual political freedom" "freedom of speech" "freedom of religion" and it goes on, these are also refer to as our "natural rights", so shouldn't gay's have the "right" to marry legally?...don't we all have the right to get married? does it matter what gender we chose to be with?. Their is so much more than discrimination in this ...aren't we constantly filling out questioners and applications that state they don't "discriminate based on gender religion race or sexual orientation" then aren't we yet constantly being asked what our "nationality" or "gender" is... so it doesn't matter right? or does it? other than that we also have these "religions" who truly believe in "God", yet we hear them outside and/or in train stations claiming that "GOD hates homosexuals" that "GOD doesn't love gays" that "GOD didn't create gays and that they were brought to the world by the evil"... i've heard these things myself! but from what i know isnt their a saying that says "GOD is love" and "GOD loves all equally" does it matter what your sexual orientation is? NO of course it doesnt!, who are these people to say this? they know nothing about who they claim "GOD" to be if they truly believe in "God" wouldn't they believe he loves everyone no matter who it is!, it's so hurtful hearing these things imagine how hurtful it is for a gay person to actually hear this, to be told they come from something evil, to be told they are diseased, it's not fair at all. I know so many gay people, and no doubt about the fact that some care less what others have to say about them but theirs also the ones that suffer quietly, the ones who are verbally abused on a daily basis every time they walk down the street and even psychically abused! like the beating of 49 year old gay man Jack Price in queens, who was brutally beaten and attacked by two young men,reports say the two young men yelled "gay slurs" as they beat Jack.... he suffered a fractured jaw, ribs and a lacerated spleen and he now remains in a medically induced coma..... so i ask myself ....where is the empathy?? in other words.. the ability to put oneself in another's shoes...We all want change, world peace and so many other things.. but these are the kinds of problems being ignored and judged daily and if we All think differently there's definitely not going to be "change" anytime soon. I stand in believing Gay's have all the rights! and even saying "they have all the rights just like one of us" makes us unconsciously categorize them as different, because they are "one of us" .......surely if they weren't we would also be falling into believing in this idea that gay's are abnormal or evil creatures. This man is an example of what i call discrimination, unfairness, brutality towards others sexual orientation, pain, inconsideration, where's the acceptance,the objectivity, the accountability of our own people?...... I call on everyone who agrees with my "assumptions, opinions,ideas, values" however you state this, to speak up, express yourself and maybe we can make a difference...i will always defend homosexuality.