In our society, about anyone is in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Whether it be jobs, housing, or protection of the law, about anyone can say homosexuals should be allowed to have those rights. However, when it comes to gay marriage, that’s when the view on how they should have the same equal rights as heterosexuals do stop. This same issue could be taken back to when African Americans wanted to have the same rights that everyone else in America did at the time, and that was the right to vote. Both groups have people have had to struggle for their rights, and as we know, homosexuals are still fighting for their rights when it comes to gay marriage.
In both instances, one of the main reasons that these groups of people don’t have the same rights is because people “just aren’t comfortable with the idea”. Discomfort with an idea is not reasonable enough for not allowing it. Half a century ago, it was unthinkable for blacks to go to the same schools as whites, drink out of the same water fountains, sit in the front of the bus, or eat at the same restaurants. All of this happened because southern whites were not comfortable with it. This was simply pure racism. It’s not like blacks did anything to hurt us, they couldn’t help who they were. This is still the same with gay marriage. One could argue that this issue is different. What homosexuals are doing is wrong, marriage is meant to be sacred, allowing two homosexuals to marry breaks what was once a sacred bond between a man and a woman. As I see this, heterosexuals are doing more wrong when it comes to “how sacred” marriage is meant to be.