Love is in the Air!

Falling in love with someone provides a type of happiness, security, and purpose. You get butterflies in your stomach, you can’t stop thinking about that person, and all of a sudden you cannot live without that person. And before you know it, you start thinking about marriage.  Marriage is a ceremonial union between two people which allows marital rights and benefits. But can you marry? That is still a question authority’s still regulate. We still live in era of marriage inequality.

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Free to Love!

This has been an ongoing battle for homosexuals for the past 40 years who want the same rights and benefits as heterosexual. The timeline of this culture change dates back to 1972; yet debates are still hostile towards gay and lesbian civilization. While U.S. Supreme Court continues to manage conflicts relating to constitutional marriages; it still bans marriage and considers it unconstitutional.  Individual states, however, are allowed to make provisional changes, making Minnesota second state to pass same-sex marriage in August 2013.

36 American states that allow same-sex marriage

Alabama Alaska California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida Hawaii
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota
Montana Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

On May 24, 2015, Ireland announced that it’s the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by national referendum. This is huge culture change in for a country, considering Ireland is traditionally conservative Catholic – thus decriminalizing homosexuality.

Our country is forever changing and migrating towards new standards as new generations become more interwoven and change what society will look like in our future.  I am proud to live in a country which considers freedom is important and continues to evolve towards greater tolerance in sexual orientation, religion, culture, and ethnicity. #Toasttomarriage


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