Equality for Everyone.

Malayna Elrod, Writer

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Equality is a very controversial topic that can be involved in almost any category. For example, human rights, animal rights, politics, school, gender rights, sexuality, and the workplace, are great examples of categories that require equality. Everyone has their own perspective on what they think equality is.  Even though there is no right answer, my opinion on equality is that everyone and everything should have a fair and equal opportunity to be as successful as each other, no matter how different they are from each other.

Equality can be seen throughout the world around us. In the United States, On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. As of January 2019, sixteen European countries legally recognize and perform same-sex marriages which include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Equality can also be seen in our every day lives, such as school. Our high school has started a club called GSA (Gay-Straight-Alliance). The president of the club is Ari Green and the vice president is Alyssa Pierson.  The objective of the club is to provide a safe place to talk about issues such as equality and to support each other in the club.

Just because we are all different doesn’t mean we should be treated differently.  Equality plays a very important role in our society, and in the world, today. Without equality, nothing would be the same.