BY: MAYA RIVAS
Jhop Times Staff Writer
Not able to see the one you love because you are not family or married is one of the most horrible that could happen to a person.
Have you heard that Gay Marriage is now legal here in Florida? It’s great to be able to get married to the person you love with all your heart. People who are gay or lesbian shouldn’t matter on how people look at them.
People who are gay are just like anyone else so it shouldn’t matter what their sexuality is, they are still people not an alien from outer space, and other people don’t judge people for their religion so why judge people based on their sexuality.
26 out of 50 states passed the gay marriage law by Court Decision and those states along with the date it was passed are
Alabama (Feb. 9, 2015), Alaska (Oct. 17, 2014), Arizona (Oct. 17, 2014), California (June 28, 2013), Colorado (Oct. 7, 2014), Connecticut (Nov. 12, 2008), Florida (Jan. 6, 2015), Idaho (Oct. 13, 2014), Indiana (Oct. 6, 2014), Iowa (Apr. 24, 2009), Kansas (Nov. 12, 2014), Massachusetts (May 17, 2004), Montana (Nov. 19, 2014), Nevada (Oct. 9, 2014), New Jersey (Oct. 21, 2013), New Mexico (Dec. 19, 2013), North Carolina (Oct. 10, 2014), Oklahoma (Oct. 6, 2014), Oregon (May 19, 2014), Pennsylvania (May 20, 2014), South Carolina (Nov. 20, 2014), Utah (Oct. 6, 2014), Virginia (Oct. 6, 2014), West Virginia (Oct. 9, 2014), Wisconsin (Oct. 6, 2014), Wyoming (Oct. 21, 2014)
The eight states that the State Legislature passed gay marriage are;
Delaware (July 1, 2013), Hawaii (Dec. 2, 2013), Illinois (June 1, 2014), Minnesota (Aug. 1, 2013), New Hampshire (Jan. 1, 2010), New York (July 24, 2011), Rhode Island (Aug. 1, 2013), Vermont (Sep. 1, 2009)
The saddest part of this is that three stated that passed the law by popular votes are;
Maine (Dec. 29, 2012), Maryland (Jan. 1, 2013), Washington (Dec. 9, 2012)
37 out 50 states have passed the Same Sex Marriage law in America, no bad but we people of the United States should be able to make it allowed in all 50 states. Now would it be better to see the person you love that could be dying of a horrible disease and be with them until the very end than not being able to marry or see the person you are deeply in love with at all?