Love whom you love.

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The other day a friend of mine posted a status on Facebook “Do you think if Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream” were done today, that it would be changed to include lesbian and gay people?”  It was quite interesting to observe all the commentary that was being done, it started a huge debate. About half the people who commented were saying yes that gays and lesbians would be included, and the other half were quite rude and said that they wouldn't have been included because inequality against gays and lesbian aren't as important as racism. 
In which I wholeheartedly disagree with, because inequality against gays and lesbians are in fact just as important. One injustice is not more important than the other is. Although racism has been around longer, it doesn't mean it is more important than inequality against gays and lesbians. The inequality towards the LGBT community we see today has been around for ages, but it was kept more under wraps and under publicized. Racism yes, is still very much present in our daily lives, but it isn't as prevalent as it was back then at the time of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech.
We have kids today who are committing suicide because of the hated and bulling they are receiving because they are gay or lesbian. The way they are treated as outcasts and the after affects of this treatment is the same as racism. I believe that if Dr King was alive today his speech would have included lesbian and gay people. Because they are just the same as us, it doesn't matter the color of their skin, or whom they chose to love. You love whom you love, and you should not be discriminated against or judged for it. 

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