Love Is A Beautiful Thing

1448 WordsSep 17, 20146 Pages
Love is a beautiful thing. It makes people happy. It can change you, and show you things that you never knew about yourself. It lifts you up, knowing there is always someone who will stand by your side through anything. It brings people together, and makes the world a better place. Some people may disagree; they might think love is just a fantasy. Either way, it is a fantasy that everyone deserves to dream of and experience in all its glory, whether straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. However, not all people are so accepting of love when it is not in the form that they are familiar with, or is not demonstrated in ways that they necessarily think are proper. This can be easily seen in society’s treatment of non-heterosexuals, especially in the cases of marriage laws, bullying by teens and young adults, and general homophobic attitudes in our culture. It is imperative that these situations be changed so that each and every person has the same rights and is not harshly and wrongly judged because of the sex of the person that they love. When you hear the word “marriage,” what comes to your mind? Is it long white dresses and dapper tuxedos, or a towering cake and beautiful flowers? Do you think of sappy love songs and the first dance? Do you imagine a fairytale come true, with a horse and carriage whisking you and your new spouse away from the church in which you said your vows? No matter what comes to your mind, most people can agree that marriage is happy, and

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