By Paige Morgan

Three Western Michigan University students say they support legalization of same-sex marriage.

Twenty-year old WMU student Amanda Fordon from Chicago strongly supports gay marriage.

“Everyone should be able to do what they want to do and it shouldn’t be any different than a man and a woman getting married. We live in a free country so we should be able to do what we want to do and be happy,” said Fordon. “A family member recently came out to me and I feel it doesn’t affect me or my views on that particular person.”

Twenty-one-year-old WMU student and pre-physician assistant Blake Fielder from Farmington Hills also supports gay marriage

“It’s wrong that someone has the power to tell two people that are in love that they can’t get married. We’ve moved onto a society that isn’t strictly religious, and I believe they should be able to do whatever they want to,” said Fielder.

“I recently had a friend disclose his/her sexual orientation. It makes it awkward when a close friend keeps something like that from you and continues to lie about it until they can’t keep it to themselves anymore.

Amanda Ashby, a 19-year-old fashion merchandising student at WMU from Grand Blanc, supports gay marriage.

“I think everyone should be happy. If you’re gay and would like to get married, go for it. Who am I to say you can’t?”

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