Recently there has been lots of talk about President Obama’s opinion on same sex marriage. The reason for that is because it is election year, and the candidates start to take sides on many important issues and voters are eager to choose their new President. Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have taken their sides on same sex marriage, while Obama recently says he is for same sex marriage, Mitt Romney says that, “Marriage is the relationship between one man and one woman.” Also with the decision in North Carolina with the vote of the people to ban same sex marriage in their state, this issue will be a popular one in the next few weeks.
With the elections coming up and with many citizens making decisions for the election, the candidates will do anything to get into the White House. This year in government we have learned about a few of the main aspects in becoming a president. We looked over the past campaign commercials that the other presidential candidates have used, their biographies, and their policies on the main issues of the country. We did a project where one of the group members runs as a President in 2016 and we made a commercial, biography, website, and we took our sides on the concerning issues. In our policies on social issues we discussed gay marriage, and we thought it should be allowed throughout the country. I have learned that candidates change their own view on issues to just get more votes to get the power of presidency. I am surprised that Obama is just now coming out with his opinion, I had thought that he already has taken a side because he had already run for election, and it is not as if gay marriage is a new topic. With the President taking a side on this issue so late, it gets me to think that he may have done this to get more votes. But in trying to do this Obama seems to get more negative responses. I also learned that candidates not only change their views they also try to attack the weakness of the other candidates to give them an edge on the other. After Obama gave his stand on this issue, Mitt Romney then told the graduating student of Liberty University in Virginia that he opposed same sex marriage. He also said that people who got married are less likely to be in poverty. With the popularity of this issue the Obama campaign has already released a commercial that attacks Mitt Romney views on same sex marriage, and they argue that he will be pushing America backwards.
I think that Gay Marriage should be legal, because people in America have “freedom” and “equality” according to the Constitution, so why could the government be allowed to stop someone from doing something that other people are allowed to do. If two people say they want to be with each other I don’t think the government should not allow the same rights as heterosexual couples.