The purpose of this post is to discuss the ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Texas, discuss my personal opinion on why I think it's important, and to garner support for the petition to lift the ban. The issue of same-sex marriage is on the forefront of American politics, today fourteen states have legalized same-sex marriage or some variation of it. However, despite this fact one cannot mention same-sex marriage with inciting controversy. Despite what is said about about society becoming more accepting of homosexuality, the fact that the mere mention of the topic can illicit such strong negative responses from people shows we still have a long way to go. I was watching the movie Lincoln one day and something that was said on the movie stuck with me, "Things that are equal to the same thing, are equal to each other". In my opinion the only way that Gays and Lesbians will be equal is when they are given the same rights and amenities as everyone else. The state of Texas has a long history of discrimination against minorities, incorporating laws legislation such as Jim Crow laws, Black Codes, Anti-sodomy laws, and a death penalty which targetsLink To Online Petition
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