Legalize same-sex marriage, says a majority of delegates
Gay marriage has always been controversial, but a vast majority of Y&G delegates are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
Emma Caserotti, a lobbyist from Mt. Vernon, feels like it is a “personal choice. It is not up to the government to say who can get married.”
A legislator from Sesser-Valier, Presley Robbins concurred. “I’m 100% for gay marriage.”
“I think it is absolutely should be legalized,” said Madi Carey, a legislator from Carterville, “I think it is a human right.”
Jacob White, a legislator from Sesser-Valier, said that the issue is very important.
“I feel like it is not just important for us to reform, but it is also important to recognized everybody as an equal member of society, and let everyone have equal opportunities,” he said.
Megan Behan agreed with Carey and White.
“I think gay marriage should be legalized,” says Behan, a legislator from Carterville. “It is a human right to be married. I think it should be separate from church and state.”
Some, like Karrina Stanley, from Sesser-Valier, were not in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
“I am not in support of [gay marriage], because of many reasons. One being that it makes a lot of reproduction issues difficult,” said Stanley, a committee chair.
(written by Cydne Ratliff, Williamsville)