Same-Sex and Interracial Relationships Increasing in FAHS

Posted on March 22, 2012 by


While homosexual and interracial relationships are something that used to be widely discouraged, both are becoming widely accepted throughout the United States. Although gay marriage has not been legalized everywhere yet, it is something that many groups are working toward and accomplishing.

Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates. The United States has many ethnic and racial groups, and interracial marriage is fairly common among most of them.

Same-sex marriage in the U.S. is not recognized by the federal government, but such marriages are recognized by some individual states. States that allow same-sex marriages include Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. The state of Washington is scheduled to begin granting same-sex marriage licenses on June 7, 2012.

“Interracial and homosexual relationships are much like any other.” Fleetwood senior Kelly Pitts said.  “There are ups, downs, and in-betweens.”

In Fleetwood society today, many people are getting used to seeing interracial and same-sex couples. It is something that people are going to have to get used to whether they like it or not because the fight for equal rights is not going to stop until every state has same-sex marriage legalized.

“For the most part, I have been met with nothing but acceptance and support,” Pitts said. “Anyone with opposing views is free to have an opinion. I am perfectly comfortable with who, not what, I am. It is a part of me, but it does not define me.”

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