Gay Rights And The United States Essay

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Gay rights have changed dramatically in the United States over the last ten years. Today gay men and women have the right to be married under Federal law. No matter what the laws say, people in today’s society still have issues with giving a gay man the same rights a heterosexual man. One of the most controversial topics for gays, is the right to serve in the United States military. If a man is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country, why should it matter if they are in love with someone of the same sex? The following essay argues for the right of an openly gay man to serve in the United States military.

Allowing Openly Gay Men in the Military
The United States Armed Forces are full of men and women who have made a life altering decision to serve America. Somewhere in the decision making of a soldier, he had to come to the realization that in this day and age, he might have to travel to a foreign land and fight a war. During wartime there is no guarantee that he would return to his home unchanged or alive. It would take a very strong willed person to make this decision. Not all men who made this decision were allowed to join the service because they were openly gay. It is this writer’s opinion that a person is born gay. There is not a choice for a gay man to love someone of the opposite sex. So why should a gay man, not be allowed to serve in the military because of the type of person he finds attractive? During the period of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, a…

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