My name is Katy Butler. I am 17 years old and i am gay. I grew up with a mom and a dad who love me very much. They both have legal cusdity of me. I want to be able to grow up someday and marry the woman that i love and have chidren with her that we are both responsible for. Why cant i get married? Am I less of a citizen because of my sexual orientation? Everyone tells me as a student in high school that it gets better. Everyone including government officals and celeberties. well it doesnt get better. When I grow up I can't get married, I won't have equal health care oportunities, my partner and I will not both have custity of our children, I can get fired for being who I am which is GAY!!! How is that fair? I sit home sometimes and think about this; how I, and every other Lesbian, gay , besexual, transgender, queer or questioning person in michigan is treated like a second class citizen and I cry, becasue its not fair. I want the rights I deserve!!! Please help me make it better.