We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage

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In the state of Oklahoma, there are political, social, and legal barriers that restrict gay marriage within the state boundaries. In pursuing the “American Dream”, gay marriage is a natural right given to every human living his or her life in this country. Natural, inalienable, rights provide a way of life in which eternal love is an example of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals should be granted the right to marry. As passive as the James Madison: Checks and Balances system has become, the federalist relationship became significantly close between national and state governments on the subject of gay marriage. The anti-gay activists of Oklahoma took several legislative …show more content…
In the case of same-sex marriage, these legislators seem to have missed the mark on what American people consider the institution of marriage. Constitutional interpretation has been limiting to many serious subject matters; in this case the subject of marriage. Although written in a very conservative time by very conservative men, most read and interpret the constitution with a more forward or progressive approach. Gone are the days that the term relationship brings to mind a man and a woman. In the same sense, in the not-so-distant past, marriage now raises the question man and woman, two men, or two women? When this new age of thinkers considers the guidelines of the Constitution, the thought is that when it was written, it was written considering all people in all situations, not just what represents the norm. The Civil Rights Movement is now being used as a basis to advocate for gay marriage. Civil rights is not to only be utilized to advance African-Americans to equality, but also for any American that feels that they are being oppressed in any manner. As stated in the Constitution Daily:
It is true that there is, indeed, a fundamental right to marry under the federal Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that as early as 1942, in the case of “Skinner v. Oklahoma, declaring: ‘We are dealing here with legislation which involves one of the basic civil rights of man. Marriage and

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