My Sister’s Struggle to Come to Terms with Her Sexuality
I didn’t understand why she was so tormented. Until I realized what made her different from my sisters and I, She was a. . . Lesbian. In her late twenties she came out to my mother. My mother was devastated! My other siblings and I felt anger, embarrassment, and confusion. It was a tough time for my whole family. Then I started to realize that she was the same person inside. The same sister that I looked up to, the same sister that I could talk to about anything. Of all my siblings she and I have never had a cross word with each other. Isn’t that weird? We’ve never had one argument. She’s one of the best people that I’ve ever met. I admire her courage and generosity, she would give you the shirt off her back she spent years working with abused women, and the homeless. Her sexuality is a small part of her life it doesn’t define who she is.
For me the gay marriage issue is a human rights issue. If my sister and many like her, pay their taxes and abide by the law, why can’t they have the same rights as everyone else when it comes to their pursuit of happiness? Some people say well why can’t they just change? Well if you’re straight why can’t you just turn gay? To have the President of the United States basically tell gays “we are against you!” Is wrong. I feel that the President represents all Americans, regardless of race, religion, political persuasion, and sexual preference. By him taking sides on this issue, he is alienating not only gays and lesbians, but also their families, friends, and any other fair minded person. Suicide among gays and lesbian teenagers is higher than any other group. If this is wrong, God will judge them, not you or I.