Just Leave Them Alone

Person A and Person B met through a mutual friend. As time passed, they developed romantic feelings for each other. They decided to get married and consummate their relationship.

Most people would be happy for this couple. Their storybook love affair is something that hopeless romantics long for. But would you still be happy for them if they were both men?

On June 26, the Supreme Court reversed a Texas state law banning consensual sex between adults of the same sex. The 6-3 ruling invalidates all laws prohibiting homosexuals from consensual sex of any kind.

When I heard the news, I was happy for the gay community. The Supreme Court’s landmark decision gives them the right to do something that never should have been denied in the first place.

I do not understand why so many people are homophobic. I am taking 19 hours, studying for the GRE, and holding down a job. The last thing on my mind is why the dude next to me sounds like my little sister. Even if I wasn’t busy, I wouldn’t spend the one life I have worrying about someone else.

I do not particularly agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a little strange that some men are physically attracted to other men. However, everyone in this country has the right to live their lives as they please. Nobody has the right to create or uphold laws that are discriminatory.

Yet, almost a month after the Supreme Court’s decision, America’s pseudo president said he was going to try. Bush said that marriage should be between a man and a woman. He has even asked White House lawyers to look into ways to limit marriage to heterosexuals.

If pseudo President Bush thinks that homosexuals will ruin the “sanctity” of marriage, he obviously doesn’t watch television. There are shows where people can call a number and wed complete strangers. Marriage in America has been a circus for many years and there is no way that gay people can make things worse.

There are troops in Iraq dying everyday and the economy is horrible. Bush doesn’t need to do anything until he resolves those issues.

Dr. Martin Luther King said that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. King. If everyone would open their minds before they opened their mouths, the world would be a better place.

Jabari Bodrick, 21, is senior public relations student from Charlotte, NC. He can be reached a Jbodrick@yahoo.com