Target: Members of Congress
Goal: Allow everyone, regardless of sexuality, the right to marry
Certain parts of the world are starting to become even more progressive with their legalization of gay marriage. The United States of America will be entering a new presidential election year and the agenda should also include extending the right to marriage to every citizen, regardless of sexuality. President Obama and the Democratic Party have recently stated their support for the gay community, which is a huge step for the nation. Gay marriage is slowly being accepted in certain states, but it is about time for gay marriage to be accepted nationally.
Gay marriage has been legal in 11 countries since 2001. These countries include Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden. It is also legal in certain areas of Mexico and the U.S. In the U.S., gay marriage has been legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont since 2004. That is only six states out of 50 states, which is not nearly enough. It has been over a decade since gay marriage has been legalized in general and the U.S. government should aim to join the progressive nations in fully legalizing gay marriage.
The world, in general, needs to be more educated about homosexuality so that people can understand that homosexuality is as normal as heterosexuality. Homosexual people are not sick, nor do they contract any special diseases simply because they like different people. All of the myths surrounding gay people have tarnished people’s judgment for decades, and thus, have prevented them from accepting gay marriage. Homosexual people are not any different from any one else and they want, and deserve the same rights to marry the people they love.
Marriage is a unity between two people who love each other. The genders of the people seeking union should not play a factor. Thus, the U.S. government must be more adamant about legalizing gay marriage nationally.
Dear Members of Congress,
With the approaching presidential election, it is vital to have a strong agenda for change within the nation. The U.S. must keep its position as a progressive nation and legalize gay marriage nationally. President Obama recently gave his support for the gay community and now, it is time to show that support in the form of giving the gay community their right to marriage, an innate right they should not have to fight for.
Marriage belongs to everyone and no one should be able to prevent anyone else from achieving that goal in life. Gay people deserve to marry their loved ones if they choose to do so. Gay marriage has been legalized since 2001 in 11 nations abroad and since 2004 in select states. It is time to take that extra step and legalize it nationally so that every citizen can get married.
[Your Name Here]