We should be able to decide

I have a select few opinions on some issues that I consider a nuisance — abortion and gay marriage.

I will begin with where I stand on abortion. I am a man; I am incapable of giving birth. Let’s think about this now. As a society, we tell women that they can do what they want with their bodies.

They may have plastic surgery or other body modifications; they may donate their organs, etc. Women have the privilege to do whatever pleases them with their body. This being said, if a woman wants to have an abortion, let her.

It’s her body not yours. From a personal stance on this issue I see it as this, “Another person’s decision isn’t any of my business.” It’s true considering we live in the generation where our whole life is in the public’s eye. It’s gotten to a point where people have no shame in butting into other people’s business.

People constantly complain about there being a problem with constant invasions of privacy and that they want more secure things. Here’s an idea to stop this entire invasion of privacy: Mind your own damn business.

How does it affect you if someone you don’t know is getting an abortion? You don’t know the reason why a woman might need an abortion. You don’t need a reason because it’s not your decision or your business.

I won’t apologize for this, but gentleman, you have no-say in abortion whatsoever because you are not a woman nor can you get pregnant.

I feel the only time a man can have half the decision is if he is the father of said fetus. I guess as humans we are naturally nosey. This leads me to the current issue on gay marriage.

Marriage is the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. This is the definition of marriage, according to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.

What about same-sex couples, can they get married? Throughout our lives we have been told what gender to love and fall in love with based on gender, personality and traits, physical and emotional.

What if we fall in love with someone the same gender that we are? Homosexuality has been around since the beginning of man and it shouldn’t be treated as a new world topic.

The fact that a man and a man or a woman and a woman loving one other are controversial is ridiculous.

Why is it that when a heterosexual couple want to get married is it not controversial?

Marriage is based on love, if I am correct, and the union of two people. Why are we denying people a human right because they love someone of the same sex?

There are statistics that prove that homosexual couples are more likely to stay married longer than heterosexual couples. For instance, according to Huffington Post, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage and has the lowest divorce rate in the country.

Why is it that two people who could hate each other in reality could get married but two men or two women who adore each other cannot?

If these two men get married is it going to hurt you or kill you? No. Will these two women getting married ruin your life? No.

What people need is to let people be who they are and avoid entering someone else’s business or life.

We need to live our own lives and let others live theirs.

How would you feel if you weren’t allowed to marry the person you love because you were heterosexual?

Let people make their own decisions and worry about your own.