For the United States of America, having an intelligent, powerful, respected, devoted, and most importantly a president with a strong vision for the nation’s future, is necessary. But who the nation elects to be president is what is important. Only one president in United States history was not white, and that 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 it should not.
Being homosexual in this day and age is hard due to people being homophobic, and having their own religious and personal beliefs about homosexuality. What this means for Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is that people who are homophobic may not vote for him because of his sexuality. According to a 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 will eventually find someone who they love and will marry them to spend the rest of their life together. This is a basic value and is common since many desire to have 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 his sexuality and whether or not he has children, is a valid candidate for this 2020 election.