Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Student's Call For Equality

Thanks to journalism sophomore Alex Niblett for writing a call for equality in the Oklahoma Daily in which he says that Americans must accept differing family structures and relationships.

With the world changing and American culture evolving, American families are more varied than ever before. Just 60 years ago, the typical American family would consist of a man, a woman and a few children. Now, you may find the men of the household staying at home, more women in the workforce, mixed/biracial families, gay couples with adopted children, single teen parents, polygamists and many households with no children.

One size does NOT fit all.

Everyone deserves free choice about what makes their American household their own. Some families’ circumstances may seem bizarre, such as the less common lifestyle polygamy. It may seem strange and unnatural, but if those families are happy, and if they aren’t harming others, then what reason do I have to say it’s abnormal?

Thank you.

Gay and lesbian households feel discriminated against today, just as African American people felt less than a century ago. They’re still humans, just like everybody else. If I were to support terminating discrimination against race and ethnicity and not support gay rights, I would be contradicting myself. I wish we could all set aside our differences and love one another for who we all are, not just for what we may or may not believe in.

Wouldn’t that be great?

More and more young people and students think like Alex. The future is theirs. If you want to be on the right side of history, support full marriage equality.
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