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The Freedom to Love (LGBT relationships)

October 10, 2009
By greg9381 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
greg9381 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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I absolutely don’t understand how some, in fact many, people have problems with LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transsexual) relationships. In 2007, 1,460 hate crimes were officially reported. That’s an average of four crimes a day! Something should be done about terrible things like this, because LGBT relationships are not something to be discriminated against for.

You can control what clothes you wear, what food you eat, what you do for fun, and what kind of people you talk to and are friends with. But one thing that you can’t choose is your sexual orientation. It’s just wrong to say that someone is going to hell or is hated by God because he or she likes people of the same gender.

Hating someone because he or she is a lesbian, gay, etc., is, in my opinion, as inexcusable a crime as racism. As I said before, this is something that you have NO control over, just like the color of your skin. Nobody has the right to tell anyone else who they are allowed to like/love just because someone “can’t have babies” because of his or her sexual orientation.

It’s not a clearly defined right given to us in the Constitution, but I think that the Freedom to Love ranks right up there with the right to free speech and the freedom of religion.

The author's comments:
I'm straight, but I see and hear many people talking about the issue of gay marriage, etc. It's something I feel strongly about even though it doesn't directly affect me. Please comment, and if you don't agree, please explain your point of view. Thanks!

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RainBow said...
on Nov. 2 2009 at 4:46 pm
i personally am bisexual. nd in a relationship. with alot of problems. my gf's mom is practically forcing ues to break up because we supposebly have the devil in us. hah. rite. we love each other nd no one will ever tear us apart. we have our lives planned out. nd looking forward to adoption...:] i love this!!!

Emma99 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 12:05 am
Emma99 GOLD, Kamloops, Other
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Thank you SO MUCH for writing this. My younger brother is gay , and because of that his life has turned into something it really shouldn't have been. It even affects me, and my life. People should just accept the fact that you can like whichever gender you want to.

on Oct. 30 2009 at 9:21 am
lost_in_myself, Brookfield, Missouri
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Like you, i am also straight, but i really like this. I believe that everyone has the right to be with whoever they want and nobody should tell them otherwise. Society needs to quit putting down anybody who is just a little bit different.

YoMama515 said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 11:01 pm
I appreciate and respect you opinion on this matter, but I do not agree with it. I mean, if everyone eventually became LGBT then we would not have any children AT ALL, and the process of procreation is very beautiful and sacred. I do not hate anybody who is LGBT, but I do not agree with this.