by Kara Burner

Growing up I’ve never judge my mother’s being the way they are. Yet who has the right to judge someone especially when it’s your family. When it comes to gay and lesbian rights it is a very sensitive subject for me. I think if you love someone and marriage is the way to go who has the right to tell you, you can or cannot marry someone. Love is a very powerful emotion and when someone tries to rip it away from you how can you not react? I support same sex marriage; being of the same sex doesn’t hurt those who are not gay or lesbian, its taboo in their eyes. I think we have come a long way since the 1960’s and we are the land of freedom and opportunity. Since we are the land of freedom we have the freedom to marry who we want. We should have the opportunity to marry who we want. I love my mom and step mom equally and if they are happy I am happy and I want others to be happy and not have to worry what people will think or say. I support same sex marriages!

In Uganda same sex marriage is forbidden! Homophobia is rife in many African countries. Homosexuality is punishable by death or imprisonment in Nigeria. In South Africa, the only African nation to recognize gay marriage, gangs carry out so-called “corrective” rapes on lesbians. We should be thankful this is not our country and we should be the first to make a change! We are all human and we should all have equal rights! I think it is time for some more change. Since we have come such a long way.