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Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Legalized?

  • Date Submitted: 09/01/2011 08:37 AM
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Topic: Should same-sex marriages be legalized?

    For some years, the issue of same-sex marriage has been at the top of any list of leading secular controversies throughout the world. Same-sex marriage refers to a social union between two persons of the same biological sex. When it comes to whether gay marriage should be legalized in modern society, people from various social backgrounds hold different views towards it.

    Stepping into the 21st century, a number of countries and various other jurisdictions have begun legally recognizing LGBT rights and formalizing same-sex marriages. With an increase in the awareness of respecting cultural diversity, it seems that same-sex marriage becomes an irreversible global trend. In my opinion, gay marriage should be legalized so as to protect the basic human rights of homosexuals.

    In such a sophisticated society, there is no denying that the living style of homosexuals has gradually been accepted by mainstream communities. Nonetheless, some hard-line opponents, especially right-wing Christians, thwart the legalization of same-sex marriage based on religious perspectives. They believe that as marriage is a divine institution between the opposite sexes, same-sex marriage is no difference from violating God’s will.

    However, would it possible that Christians who are against homosexuality misunderstand the teachings of the Bible? As all of us know, fraternity is one of the most important beliefs in Christianity. How paradoxical it is that Christians on one hand advocate the importance of fraternity but on the other hand defend against homosexuality without showing any concerns! More importantly, with accordance to universal core value, everyone irrespective of sexual orientation is born equal, meaning that everyone in the world has the right to yearn for love and being loved. Under no circumstances can one deprive of basic human rights of others.

    Apart from strong reactions from religious...


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