Since early America, homosexuality has been viewed as a sin; it has been looked down on by a large portion of heterosexual human beings. Those people decided that being ‘gay’ was chosen, and that it could be changed. If you didn’t want to change, then you were wrong, and could be sent to treatment, to become heterosexual.
Can you believe that? They can’t treat cancer, but they can treat sexuality? I think is one of the most insecure, discriminatory ideals a person can have. What is so scary about a person being in love with another person of the same gender. You are not going to catch a disease, you are not going to die, and you are not going to end up becoming like them; it is similar to a man loving a woman, except for the obvious.
So when I read this story, I gained a bit of hope for our society. It dawned on me that maybe, just maybe our country is starting to become more accepting of EVERYONE, not only because we feel like we have to, but because we want to. It is my hope that one day everyone can be accepted in this country, no matter what their gender, sexual orientation, or what their nationality may be. Any state that still allows for these ‘treatment’ centers, needs to take some notes from California’s playbook and allow people to marry someone because they love them, not live their lives alone or in secret, because they are forced to.