The Rocket

Gay Marriage is bound to become legal soon

Kristin Karam, Commentary

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






When I was a little kid, I thought that in the new millennium we’d have flying cars and other cool inventions like they showed on “The Jetsons”.

Instead, we’re still trying to control each other and fighting about whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalized. Really?

Take a look at what’s going on in the world right now. The tragedy at the Boston Marathon, the fertilizer-plant explosion in Texas and the threat of North Korea being able to engage in nuclear warfare.

All this is happening and people are still making a fuss about same-sex marriage. I think we have bigger issues to worry about, but maybe that’s just me.

Some people choose to fall back on their religious beliefs to defend their ignorance. I still don’t see how they find their points valid. I’m Catholic, my whole family is Catholic and guess what? My uncle’s gay. Was he shunned from the family? No. I also have friends that are gay and they’re some of the most genuine, caring people I’ve ever met.

I want them to have the opportunity to get married one day. They’re great people and they deserve it.

Maybe I was just raised differently, but I’ve always tried to be as accepting of other people as I can be. Being different doesn’t make you a bad person. People are horrible and judge each other over every little thing.

You have tattoos? You must be a bad person. You have red hair? You must have no soul. You’re Asian? You must be smart. You’re black? You must’ve stolen that.

Do you see how ridiculous these assumptions sound? It’s ridiculous.

I’m sure you can all find plenty of things wrong with me, but I don’t claim to be perfect. I’m nowhere close to perfect and I’m okay with that. There are things people do that I don’t agree with or I find strange, but I let them be and just chose to do my own thing.

I have their back because I know that if one day I need them to have mine, they will. Just because I support the legalization of same-sex marriage doesn’t mean I’m going to turn around and get married to a girl.

The Supreme Court is going to legalize same-sex marriage this summer.

It’s going to happen, so why are people still trying to fight against it?

There’s a quote from an ancient Greek philosopher by the name of Heraclitus that states “The only thing constant is change” and he’s absolutely correct.

Society has gone through so many changes and the only way to keep moving forward is to accept it. If you continue to live in your world of ignorance, don’t come crying when society leaves you behind.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor, Spring 2014

“I have never seen a city that flies the colors of their city like they do here. Their black and gold is our red, white and blue.” – Channing Tatum

When...

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Gay Marriage is bound to become legal soon