“Why is it that as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” ~Ernest Hemingway. As you might have figured out by now, this post is about gay rights. I have always been a huge supporter as I have many friends that either support it or are part of it, whether they be bi, les or gay. I just cannot see why so many people freak out when they see two men, two fully grown men who can make their own decisions, kissing or hugging, even just holding hands. It makes no sense!! You see two women on the streets holding hands, maybe kissing and people go “Aww, that is adorable!!” or “That is so sweet that they love each other!” I don’t see the difference. Is there something wrong with guys liking guys? It sure seems like less people have a problem with girls liking girls. Maybe it is just because women have been played as frail and dainty over the centuries and men are supposed to be tough. Maybe people are just confused because it makes them think about themselves and if they are actually gay/les. We may honestly never know. People say that we need to make love and peace, not war and violence. By shunning couples of the same sex, are we not going against what we have been saying? Peace and love mean accepting everybody and getting along. There is still racism out there. There is abuse against different sexualities. Before any wars can even stop, I think our society needs to buck up and get over themselves a bit. They have an idea that this is right, that is wrong. Now they are getting doubtful and doubts make people scared. Then they react like this, doing protests against gay rights and marriage, even hurting innocent teens like Matthew Sheppard. If you don’t know who I am talking about, look up the Matthew Sheppard story. I honestly could not watch the movie on him because I was breaking down in tears. I just cannot believe some people would stoop to that level just because of one tiny little difference!! Are we not all supposed to be equal? Men and women are equal, why not couples such as two men. I really hope this makes somebody out there that reads this think.

Written by: Morgan Scully

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