What is companionship? Many would say that these are just two things that go hand in hand in what many would consider marriage, but according to Sprigg, “It’s still not sufficient to define marriage”(Sprigg P.7). In addition, He uses this to support his protest that homosexual relationships shouldn’t be given the legal status of marriage. To some this is all simply a man answering questions while declaring his standpoint on the topic, but to me it’s much more. As a member-for lack or a better word- of the LGBT community it honestly breaks my heart to see that someone could be so determined that marriage defies same-sex relationships as well as have the audacity to even claim said unions have any ‘consequences’ at all, and negative at that.
Thus being said, I would like to introduce myself with memories that shaped who I am and the struggles that I’ve achieved. I would like to start off by envying those who have self confidence. Yes!.. It is a struggle to learn to accept who we are and our sexual orientation. Coming from a gay guy who came out gay at a young age would like to share the best memory and decision I made.
What Blankenhorn writes in ‘How My View on Gay Marriage Changed’ could be seen as somewhat contradictive. Blankenhorn starts out by writing how the time has come for him to accept gay marriage. However, both in 2007 and in 2010 he emphasizes his reluctance against gay marriage. On the same page as he says, he accepts gay marriage he writes: “I have written these things in my book and said them in my testimony , and I believe them today. I am not recanting any of it.” Has David Blankenhorn really changed his opinion of gay
Although he doesn’t accept it He can't escape that he has sex with men on a regular basis. To the present day of 2016, the topic of homosexuality is more open because according to the law everyone has to be treated equal. There are other people that recognized being gay makes them stronger than most people because they can handle the discrimination which makes them tough rather than
scribe an alternative form of desire that threatens the stability of the dominant norm.” (Zeikowitz) In modern times, the word is usually associated with people who identify with the LGBT community. Some may argue that LGBT issues were irrelevant in medieval times, but they fail to understand that “fictions can be
Homosexuality can be defined as a sexual orientation and a sense of personal and social identity with or without alternative life style. For some western countries homosexual issues are the norms and are accepted in their lives but it is different with countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and others. The majority of them are from among those who are Muslims. Their views on homosexual issues are different in that they assume homosexual acts are totally wrong because they are strictly forbidden in Islam and are a great sin if it is done. Homosexuality means, the sexual orientation and fantasies, with or without overt sexual behavior with same sex partner.
These norms, like relationships are only supposed to be between two heterosexual people is defying the freedom of choice, which is extremely emphasize by Americans. However, by not supporting Polyamory they are going against their own words. Polyamory is a controversial topic that has been judged and critic by many, and has caused Polyamorist to be discriminated against, like not being hired at a job, or simply being shunned by their family and friends because of their lifestyle. Do to these discriminations many polyamorist live in secret, but the ones that are not scared to be open about their practice of polyamory are fighting for their acceptance. Now that gay marriage has been approve, polyamorist are awaiting for their lifestyle to be view as normal, and that someday plural marriage would be legalized, so they can practice their lifestyle liberally.
Other opponents say that some people consider it popular to be unique in a specific way, and are just setting up and joining these groups as a way of showing how cool they are. Yet, gay people do not follow this concept. Homosexuals challenge the mainstream idea that relationships should be between a man and a woman. Their decision to be open about their non-conformist ways has led to some people claiming that their views disagree with their religion or culture, which means that it isn’t cool to be different. Being cool isn’t a factor in people’s decision to join a non-conformist group.
The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristophanes, investigates homosexuality, as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfilment of the soul (Heffner, 2003). (Heffner, 2003) continued to state that Aristophanes believed that two souls are longing to be together, and the sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality, but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship to occur. According to (Heffner, 2003) the current debate is whether or not homosexuality is a result of nature, a person’s environment and surroundings, or of his biology and genetics, the debate tolerates both sides because both sides have the ability to create a scientific environment to support their cause.
Some of the residents of Merry Mount conformed to the Puritans way of life and this enabled the balance between conformity and individual to arise. Also, when the Puritans asserted control over Merry Mount, the society changed for good and became a hybrid of the anarchy that it had originally and the complete conformity of the puritans: “Should the grizzly saints establish their jurisdiction over the gay sinners” (Hawthorne 15). When the Puritans subjugate the people of Merry Mount to their culture, a unity of conformity and individualism arises that composes the ideal society. At the beginning, “Merry mount, as described in the tale, is anything but merry” (Miller 111). Before they conformed, Merry Mount did not succeed as a society and neither did the Puritan’s, but through a unity of the 2 it created a better society; neither pure conformity nor pure individualism can succeed in a society.
Perry we see the issue regarding the major political issue of the legalization of same-sex marriages. While some individuals rebuke or chastise homosexuality, other individuals will embrace it as just another aspect of life a average norm to be. We must questions the reason for the early determination of same sex marriage constitutionality. When it comes down to it, our society is just making it illegal for people that live their lives differently from the majority of us. It is inequitable for our government to decide on whether or not homosexuals can be married.
Just as disturbing is the readiness by which society has accepted the validity of homosexual marriage. In living memory its associated practice was abhorrent in the eyes of decent citizens; whereas nowadays its normalization and full social acceptance is a fait accompli. We feel like asking our fellow citizens what Paul asked the Galatians: who has bewitched you? So what happens to any society that loses its moral compass? It is foolish to assume that the public and political leaders will ultimately know when to put the brakes on; that they are bound to say at some stage: this far and no further.