Lake City 7th-grader, Whitney Strickland, was asked to write a persuasive essay and turn it in to her Language Arts teacher. The instructions for the assignment included picking a topic that she had an opinion on and then explaining why she felt that way. Read her essay in support of marriage equality!
“I believe in marriage equality. I think everyone should have the right to be married to who they love no matter what gender. I have learned a lot about this topic from my parents. How would a straight couple like to be told that they can’t be married? I can bet they wouldn’t be happy about it.
“I know my parents would be very mad if they were told they couldn’t marry each other. People keep using the Bible as an excuse to not allow it. I don’t think that is a good argument because religion can’t make our laws and not everyone has the same religion. My parents have friends that are with the same sex. I want them to be happy and to be allowed to be married.”