The first president to back gay-marriage; shaping our future
Over class periods of discussing this topic, I began to form more of my own opinion. Listening to my classmates debate about the issues and history pertaining to this topic helped me to gather my own thoughts and consider both sides to the issue equally. Before government class, I had never thought about the matter of gay-marriage. I didn’t have an opinion either way and never gave it a second thought when I would hear information regarding it on the news or online. After debating about this topic, my opinion about gay-marriage developed into seeing no harm in it. Everyone is equal, and all men and women have a freedom of choice. I don’t believe it is right to take away this freedom, and people should marry who they want, no matter if it’s man and woman, woman and woman, or man and man. Same sex marriage and opposite sex marriage should be viewed the exact same in my opinion.
It will be interesting to follow this topic to see how this impacts Obama’s campaign. Will this hurt or help his re-election? His popularity could be increased or damaged based on this one opinion that he shared. Before this class, events like these never caught my eye or made me want to research about them. But these are the events that are shaping our future and should be focused on because we are the future, and decisions and events today will impact it. The young generation should continue to remain a vital part of government and the election process, as we can make a difference and our say means more than you would originally think.