I wrote this essay for a school assignment asking me to change, remove or add an amendment to the US constitution. It was a contest where the 5 finalists from the 8th grade all compete to see who had the best essay. It is judged by a real judge. There are 300 kids in my 8th grade class.
As my friends at this school know, I won the contest. The judge said it was because of my extreme passion for the subject. She said I sounded angry when speaking about it. One teacher while shaking my hand said he could tell I had close relations with the subject. He wasn't wrong.
While writing this essay I thought of all of my lesbian, gay, and bisexual friends. I would just like to say I AM angry. I am angry when I think of their future and it's not as happy as it should be. I am angry when I think of all those people who hate themselves because the American government tells them they are less than everyone else. And I am angry because I know unless something is done soon happiness will continue to be denyed to people who just want to live.
The fact that a Same-Sex Marriage essay won the speech contest in a 10/10 school with 300 kids worth of competition shows that maybe the world can see the truth. Maybe we can realize that this is a problem worthy of fixing.
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