"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
These words, taken from the Declaration of Independence of the United States, are taught to us at an early age. Yet in our society, we still see many people who are denied the aforementioned "unalienable Rights...among [which] are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
Persons identifying as Gay and Lesbian are denied these basic rights through the denial of marriage, which their heterosexual counterparts are granted. The denial of the right to marry denies same-sex couples the right to happiness and liberty, among other rights that should be available to all individuals in society. We invite you to learn more about the inspiring lives of same-sex couples at 10thousandcouples.com to provide you with an insight into the lives that this action will affect.
By signing this petition, you will help promote worldwide marriage equality.
Amanda Chaput started this petition with a single signature, and now has 301 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.