For the United States of America, having an intelligent, powerful, respected, devoted, and most importantly a strong vision for the nation’s future. But who the nation chooses to be president is what is important. Only one president of the United States that was not white was Barack Obama. But now for the 2020 Presidential Race, there is a new Democratic candidate by the name of Pete Buttigieg. Pete Buttigieg may become the first openly homosexual President. However being openly homosexual causes problems for Pete Buttigieg, but really should not.
Being homosexual in this day and age is hard as it is due to people being homophobic and having their own religious and personal beliefs of homosexuality. What this means for Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is that people who are homophobic are considering not voting for him. According to an 2019 article by James Kirchick, 43 percent of Americans are against same-sex marriage. With such a large percentage of homophobic Americans it will be really hard for Pete Buttigieg to win the election. But homophobia should not even exist.
As people get older, most eventually find someone who they love and marry them to spend the rest of their life with. This is a basic value and is common as almost everyone wants someone to love and grow old with. But a lot of people disagree with people of the same gender doing the same. This is because it is against most religions. There are other understandable reasons why people are against same-sex marriage, but it is also mainly because a lot of people believe in procreation. If a homosexual couple wants to have kids, they have total right to. However some studies show that children without a mother or father depending on the couple, can have mental side effects. One study shows that girls that are raised without fathers are reportedly at a higher risk for teenage pregnancy and sexual activity. But this can be easily counteracted if a homosexual couple just raises their kids correctly. Pete Buttigieg regardless of being homosexual or having children or not is a valid candidate for this 2020 election.