What precisely is wrong with same-sex marriage? Why has the United States government kept this freedom from the LGBT community? Why are fundamental religious adherents and right-wing Republicans so afraid? What do they fear will happen if same-sex marriage is legalized throughout America? How long will this country proselytize the ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty to the world while these same ideals are suppressed at home?
Denying a principle human right exclusively on the basis of personal opinion and prejudice is simply bigotry. Denying the LGBT community the right to marriage is no different than denying women the right to vote or denying African Americans the right to attend public universities. This nation begrudgingly made social progress by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and although these laws by no means eliminated bigotry they paved the way for future equality. Legal recognition of same-sex marriages is the next step that must be taken in the war against bigotry in the United States.
I did not marry my wife because of our ability to procreate. I married my wife because I love her and want to spend the rest of my life with her. Why should anyone be denied the right to legally unite themselves to the person they love? Bigotry can not be overcome in the United States until we stop discriminating based on archaic and anachronistic religious doctrines. Our government must be secularized so the equal rights denied by religion can be guaranteed to all of us.