Well lets see what we have here so far. The Union/Northern states have to have something to be proud of to justify the deaths of 300,000 Union soldiers that got suckered into fighting Lincoln's War. So the Union was fighting to "free the slaves" despite the fact that they still had slaves. The Union was fighting against the independence and freedom of the South, despite the fact that our country always fights for freedom and independence of other countries. The Union was fighting to stop the South from leaving the Union because their Government loved the South's money so much they would send hundreds of thousands of suckers to fight and die to keep the South from leaving. They totally forgot that our nation was born of secession against England's rule and it was perfectly legal for states to secede at that time. And the Union was fighting for gay marriage.