If I Was the President Essay

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Juli Heath Scholarship Essay If I were the President for one day I would introduce legislation to recognize and make same sex marriage legal in all fifty states. I strongly believe that everybody should have the same rights all across the board. I believe, as President I should set the lead in ensuring all our citizens are loved and treated equally. I go to a small, private, Christian high school so I have been around numerous people who believe that it should be illegal to get married if you are gay. I find myself, many times, thinking “if we claim to be Christians, shouldn’t we love everyone and let them have the same chances as everyone else?” At the end of the day, is it really hurting you that a man and another man, or a woman and another woman get to confess their love for one another in front of their loved ones? If we are being honest with ourselves, the answer is no, it is not hurting you. The fact of the matter is that straight couples get to be married to the woman or man they love. Why should gays have to suffer because some people are opposed it? Just as some people are opposed to same sex marriage, I am sure that others are opposed to all types of marriage, but you do not see them holding protests about it. Times are changing greatly and I think that it is time to change with them, but not because society says to, but because it’s the right thing to do. It’s the loving thing to do. If somebody wants to get married, why does it matter to society who it is with? As a Christian I see both side of the argument. I get to see it from a ‘traditional’ biblical viewpoint, but at the same point in time I see it from a modern, ‘liberal’ standpoint. Christians talk about spreading love and loving everyone, so why is it that they are the ones fighting so hard to keep it illegal for them to get married? I believe that if you truly love someone, it

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