Essay on Same Sex Marriage

820 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Talofa! It means Hello or Hi in the Samoan language. A kind greeting I will never forget. Back when I was in high school, there was no such thing as an openly “gay” person. The ones who knew that you were even an ounce of “gay” you were bullied or maybe even worse. One of my close friends today are happily married and in their same sex. Many things have changed over the years, but same sex marriage has been an evolution in itself for decades. Today, all fifty states of American soil are in great bliss of same sex marriage. I applaud that because I am fortunate enough to have such wonderful friends that are lesbians and married. They have struggled with it for many years growing up. All but a fairytale as the generations change drastically. People don’t wake up and just are “gay”. Some just are because they are not by choice, but by culture. In some cultures like Samoa and Guam, their cultures are uniquely different from the American dream. “In June 2015, a federal judge in Guam ruled their ban to be unconstitutional, making Guam the first territory to allow same-sex marriage” (NCSL). For one, their families were very supportive of it, America annulled their stereotype and their excuse was that the “bible” states there shouldn’t be any same sex marriage; that it be done only between a man and a woman.
In America’s biblical terms, there was only an Adam and Eve, not an Adam and Steve. Well, lucky me, I was fortunate to have sat for four years of high school in history class…

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