My second reason for supporting LGBT/ same-sex marriage is the reason for discrimination against marriage. The UDHR article number 7 illustrates that all people are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination. Furthermore, article 1 of the UDHR also indicates that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. We should act towards one another in a spirit of a brother. By denying the same right as anybody else just because you are different is a clear form of discrimination, and it goes against the constitution.
Marriage is the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband and wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognize by law. It is also a state of being united to person of different sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, n.d) A lot of people living in this world fall in love and once in a while, they get married. But as of today, even same sex couple can get married in other countries like the United States of America. As we think deep about it, should same-sex marriage or gay marriage be accepted in all countries?
Abstract Gay marriage is a frequent debate in our current society. A lot of people state that marriage is a sacred intuition that should not be harmed starting with the religious communities and also a part of the population. But the rise of many associations and movements that state clearly that homosexual couples should benefit from the same rights and same privileges as the heterosexual couple. In fact their union will not harm the institution of marriage because it is based on love and it is the only reason that should allow two human begins to commit to each other. The Right to Marry: Throughout history homosexuality has been treated differently depending on culture religion and historical context.
The main issue people seem to have with same-sex adoption comes from their religious views. Many Christian and Jewish scriptures emphasize the necessity of having both a male and a female role in a child’s life (Chittom and Wagner). Not everyone has the same religious views so why should that be a deterrent in same-sex adoption. Also, everyone in the United States has freedom of religion, so Christian or Jewish views should not be forced on someone. Another problem people seem to have is based on whether or not these same-sex couples are fit to adopt a child, but almost all unbiased studies show that these couples are just as fit as a hetrosexual couple would be (Driscoll and Alexander).
The Philippines is experiencing a gradual change of family structure like most countries. This change mainly pertains to the continuous increase of teenage pregnancies, single parenting, early marriage, cohabitating families, nuclear families, blended families, same sex marriage and the arising of gay and/or lesbian families. Among these issues, the same sex marriage and the gay families are the ones that catch the attention of many people since it is far from the traditional or family structures. Aside from that, the main reason why it draws attention was because of the issue of morality. In the eye of the society, gays and lesbians do not have the right to be married and have a family for the reasons that it is against the will of the Almighty.
“Gay marriage-it’s not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married,” said Luke Macfarlane. Research states that in the Netherlands same-sex couples adopt more children than opposite married people do. The governor of New York said that more money came to the state after they allowed same-sex marriage. Although, allowing gay couples to wed could further weaken the institution of marriage, however; same-sex marriage should be allowed because history proves traditional marriage has changed, the U.S. Constitution protects our rights, and it would help boost the economy. Some will agree traditional marriage has always
In fact, many individuals who follow the practice of same sex marriage experience increased verbal abuse, physical harm, fear of direct exposure, and bullying at schools. These facts mean that individuals commit same-sex marriage because of the abuse that individuals receive. LGBTI community is currently under psychological distress. However, this does not mean that they give up. Individuals who lose right to marry are fighting until families receives what only marriage can provide.
Experiences, Perceptions, and Discrimination within Bisexuals Kristel Anne Ocampo Juli-ann L. Alonso-Balmonte For years, the lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) community in the Philippines have always make a stand for the equality and respect from our society and have been crying out for action from the government specifically for the passage of laws that will protect the rights of all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The 2011 Philippine National LGBT Conference official statement said that despite the growing tolerance towards LGBT people, acceptance is still yet to be achieved. LGBT persons in the Philippines still face violence and discrimination from the family, from civil society organizations, from medical and health institutions, in schools, in employment and from the government. They have been kicked out of their homes. They have been bullied at school.
Same sex marriage is an issue that aggravates Australian Politics. Although a majority of Australian citizens support same sex marriage our political members still remain unmoved. This could be in fear of an uproar of the churches, which as left the political members in a spot of trouble when it comes to this issue I often think that the fuss of this issue would be terminated if we told everyone that same sex marriage isn’t compulsory, if you don’t want to get married to your partner you don’t have to. (The Australian, 2015) The Catholic church however believe that for two people of the same sex should not marry as written in the bible “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.” Leviticus 20:13 The legalisation of same-sex marriage has brought state and church into a direct conflict. Labour activist say that the changes to the marriage act will not impose and obligation on a minister of religion to solemnise any marriage.