To the editor:
As an 18-year-old girl, I am not sure about my future. Will I have a secure job?
Will I travel? Will I get married? Unfortunately, for many people, that last question has been unfairly decided for them. President Barack Obama's support of gay marriage is a high point of the administration, breaking down walls in the name of social justice. My mother and father have been married for 21 years, and I have been blessed to grow up with two loving parents. The world would be a better place if more kids could grow up with two loving, married parents, because they deserve it regardless of a parent's sexual orientation. Just because I'm straight I don't deserve more rights or happiness than anyone else.
The world is no longer black and white. People are no longer defined by color, religion or sexuality - which is a good thing. We've made fantastic strides toward equality in this country. In so many ways discrimination has been reduced to a state of mind. So why, in this one regard, is discrimination still a state of the nation? I fully support President Obama's support of social justice and marriage equality in the United States of America.