Gays have the same rights as all human beings

Love is love, simple as that. Who are we to judge other people’s happiness? What makes some people so special that they get to decide who others can or can’t be with? That’s just it though, they aren’t. It isn’t up to others to decide who people choose to fall in love with.

What people don’t understand is people don’t just become gay overnight or get infected with “the gay.” Gays are not abominations or a shame to society, as some would phrase it. Gays are people with feelings. Human beings just like the rest of us, which means every hateful remark made about someone being gay is just another blow to their hearts.

Just because some people believe that their God frowns upon gays does not mean they have to shove their religious beliefs down other people’s throats. It is not up to them to choose who others want to love.

The thing that bothers me the most is that even though gay marriage has been passed in the state of Hawaii, people are still ridiculing gays for having the courage to come out of the closet and profess their love. It’s sick to think that people are scared to be who they are because they are afraid of being judged.

Gays are humans with rights too. We are equals. There is no difference. It’s time for us to wake up and realize that.

Kai’ulani Cambra