Let’s get straight (is this a pun?) to the point; the statement commonly said among some is that the LGBT community chose to be LGBT.
Now, before we continue, let’s go over the comparison to being straight, versus being gay:
-No prosecution whatsoever.
-Has full rights, compared to similar peers, in all states
-Receives no bullying for being straight
-Receives no hatred by most people for being straight
-Has limited rights in some states, such as having their marriage suddenly invalid once moving to another state where it is not legal, however possible that is
-Receives bullying for being gay
-Receives hatred by some people for being gay
Now, back to the statement. It says that you choose to be gay. Now, after reading the list above, why would anyone in their right mind CHOOSE to be gay over being straight.
I feel like that alone is enough to disprove that statement. But in addition, there has been scientific evidence leading to show that people are born that way, the same way you are born straight.
But then why do people embrace themselves being gay? Because that’s who they are. The only way to find true happiness in life first starts with finding yourself, and accept yourself for who you are.
I feel like this statement is completely stupid, with no logical thought whatsoever, put simply.
On a somewhat related note, why is gay marriage even banned in some states? If gay people were allowed to marry, it is better in every regard; the economy is improved, and thus, employers are willing to hire more people, thus more people earn more money. Also, you are letting two people who are deeply affectionate with each other to join together in a very special ritual, that shouldn’t be restricted based on skin color, religion, or sexual orientation.
The only reason why I see gay marriage as bad is for religious reasons, but the first amendment of the constitution clearly separates religion and state. Religion shouldn’t influence AT ALL what is legal or what is not. Having religion influence such a thing is clearly a violation of the first amendment.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! What do you think? Let me know below.