Equality And Marriage Equality

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The United States of America is one of the largest nations in the world. People popularly call it “The Land of Opportunity” and come from all over because of its reputation for being a Melting Pot. However, it still holds several problems, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, published by the United Nations. The UDHR supports the rights of everyone all over the world, expecting everyone to abide by its word. While the UDHR is successful in many ways and holds value in our country, the Unites States definitely still lacks complete acceptance of marriage equality (Article 16) as well as gender equality in the workplace (Article 23). While America has certainly been progressing towards a better future, the United States still fails to defend the rights of specific social groups, which shows people the duty everyone has to make a difference. Depending on the state, couples in the LGBTQIA+ community have not legally been able to get married, which is something that people who identify as heterosexual take for granted. This is infuriating because selecting a partner for the rest of your life should not be a privilege, but a right. According to the UDHR in Article 16, “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending

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