Essay on The Free And The Home Of The Brave

1538 Words Nov 17th, 2016 7 Pages
The land of the free and the home of the brave. The place that is desired by all and unachievable by many. People work their whole lives to be able to come to America Is it really the land of the free and the home of the brave though? America is a free country, free: not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes. However, for many years the homosexual american citizens did not have the right to marry whomever they want. While a law was passed in 2016, making same sex marriage legal in America, there is a threat of the law being appealed. It is a very controversial topic among Americans and is debated day in and day out. If homosexuals do not have the right to marry in America then it is not home of the free. Brave: people who are ready to face or endure danger. Homosexuals are not causing any danger to America, so telling them they don 't have the same rights as herterosexuals does not make anybody brave. Homosexual American citizens should have the right to marry whomever they want based on their constitutional rights, their rights as human, and the fact that they live in America, “ the land of the free.” Homosexual couples should have the right to marry as it is their constitutional right. It is said by many that same sex marriage is against the law. However marriage is not discussed in the constitution, so legal opponents argue that the federal government cannot mandate states to acknowledge gay marriage as the 10th Amendment to…

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