Civil Rights And Same Sex Marriage

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Civil rights and same sex marriage is a topic I would love to write my senior paper about. I am very interested in this because especially now, it seems to be all any one is talking about. I go onto Facebook and see friends who have changed their profile pictures to the gay rights equality sign or the gay pride flag. It seems to be everywhere I look. However, my question is, if homosexuality is all around us why is it so hard for people to accept? I understand religion and conservatives and different upbringings and all that, but if two boys or two girls are in love, who are we to stop that and why are people so against it? Who gave the government the power to say "No, That is wrong, you cannot do that." This could be considered as a liberal point of view, but it does not seem right to me that if my best friend falls in love with another male, he cannot marry him. I am interested in this topic because I want to know more about how the government got all this power and why they choose to use it against the people. The government is supposed to protect us, and by not allowing two people to get married they are doing the exact opposite. The government is bringing more attention and negativity to gay people and hurting them more than helping. The public, including me, want a better understanding of what they are doing and why they are doing it. I would like to figure out what their plan is because, obviously, public opinions are changing, and the government needs to
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