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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Right to Love

The Declaration of Independence says...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it does not say that only white Americans or heterosexual Americans or even wealthy Americans have these basic rights.  It says that "all men are created equal".  I would love for someone to explain how loving another person enough to want to legally bond their lives together is so wrong.  What gives one person the right to deny another the basic unalienable right of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?  If people are so worried about the sanctity of marriage then why not outlaw divorce?  I have to wonder if women felt the same way when they were fighting for the right to vote or when a interracial couple was denied a marriage license because "it was wrong to mix the races"?  The last time I checked America was the land of the free and the home of the brave, not the privileged few.

It seems to be that love and freedom are on trial here.  The right to love someone and the freedom to choose to marry the person you love should not be denied by any court, any government or anyone.  Who you love and who you spend your life with is up to you and your special person.  I dare anyone to argue that point.  In the end it is very simple.  Love shall prevail and no one, no one can deny that.

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