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The essay is about gay adoption and why it should be legal all over the world. The essay begins by explaining the problem of too many kids needing to be adopted and not enough families willing to take them in. The author states that by allowing homosexual couples adoption rights, the problem can be resolved. The author explains why some people believe gay adoption should be illegal whether it be psychological problems for the child, or religious beliefs. The author writes that many people believe a child should not be denied a male or female figure, but that they often forget that the parents, who are the same sex, have family members that can lead the child as the opposite sex figure. The author also argues the point with proof that a child a homosexual family is at no greater risk than one in a heterosexual family. The author concludes with the point that allowing same-sex couples to adopt would better our society and would allow children in foster care a better chance at a forever home.
The biggest struggle I have encountered with being a lesbian is being a part of a conservative, Catholic family. Coming out to my parents was extremely scary and I have yet to do so to the rest of my family. In the link provided, Andrea shares her story of being gay in a conservative, religious and Jamacian family. It is important that people use experiential writing to share their stories so that others who are struggling with similar things can learn from their experiences.
The blog post I have chosen is about a gathering on July, 3 2015 to discuss and become familiar with previous protests in the LGBT community dating back to 1965. Evan Wolfson, head of an organization called “Freedom to Marry,” explained that it is important to know the past of LGBT history because it is important that people know what they were preceded by. He emphasizes the fact that “You don’t always win.” The panel discussed the Philadelphia riots years ago, and the AIDS movement.
History cannot be made alone. It takes a group of people who are determined to change the world to make a difference. History is something that we can learn from and that will never die with age. Because people were educated about the riots, protests and hate of the LGBT community, the Supreme Court of The United States was able to rule that no state should be able to ban same-sex marriage. June 26, 2015 will be a day that people all over The United States will remember forever.
My name is Sarah Plaisance, and I am a Sophomore at Nicholls State University. I am a Secondary English and Science Education major and I am in the Pride of Nicholls Marching Band. My blog will consist of my writing, opinion, and research of the very steamy subject, marriage equality. I chose marriage equality because now that homosexual marriage is legalized in all 50 states. I can one day share every aspect of my life with the person that I love. In choosing this subject, I hope to recognize the growth that marriage rights have experienced over the years.
It is important for myself and the LGBTQ+ community to feel accepted in the country that works to protect not only us but everyone. I know that many people choose not to accept marriage equality due to their religious preference, including my own family. I hope to learn more about how different groups feel about this newly implemented federal decision.