The Right to Marry: Throughout history homosexuality has been treated differently depending on culture religion and historical context. We can’t deny the fact that it always has been a controversial topic and it is in our actual society one of the main points of debate since a lot of countries now are reviewing their current situation and their position on gay marriage. We believe that marriage should be a right for anyone and thus that gay marriage should be allowed Homosexuality through history In early years, homosexuality was more than tolerated. Indeed it was accepted and respected, especially in Mesopotamian, Greek and Egyptian civilizations. Homosexual unions were then a common recognized form of marriage (often considered more pure than a heterosexual marriage) and in the Ancient Greek society, male homosexuality, back then called “paiderasteia” was a
Such questions are widely explored in this novel to open up new possibilities and new thoughts in postmodern readers. Winterson have raised her voice against orthodoxy of social institutions, normative structure of society, and also questioning heterosexual marriage. As such structures of society have become the only existing rule which has to be implied by all and are deeply rooted in the mindsets of people. The novel stands to transgress all such oppressive boundaries
The issue of "homosexuality" seems to have divided the nation. While the matter is still under sub-judice, the debate over the draconian Section 377 continues in the public sphere. It is now no longer is a legal battle as the debate almost settled legally, but the moral argument continues. Ofcourse it is a vague topic as many advocate for it and a lot of people oppose. The fundamental question is whether anyone cares about the moral argument?
The word has also been used to describe weird things, mostly seen in literature. Years ago, the word was used to insult the LGBT community to call them weird and odd. Besides, words like gay and lesbian were used to insult the LGBT: there were many other synonyms changing from country to country in the past and nowadays as well. The LGBT community has retracted the word and made it theirs, as a way to remove the negative connotation
The reasons are different why legalization of gay marriage is impartial. Not only does it have importance in a sense of democratic principles but some kind of benefits can be brought as a result. In order to explore these issues, explication of supporting claims and rejection of counterarguments related to gay marriage is essential. One of the basic argument against gay marriage is connected with the idea that it is against traditional values or is violence on religious beliefs. Such kind of claims are quite confusing and in many cases specific people are influenced by them.
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.
In this contemporary society, homosexuality and bisexuality have always been a bone of contention on an international scale. Homosexuality is a “sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or people of one’s own sex”, whilst bisexuality is “person sexually responsive to either of sexes” (Defined by Dictionary.com). They are also being called LGBT, an abbreviation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Those terms respectively distinguish homosexuals and bisexuals based on their gender: female homosexual, male homosexual, either male or female bisexual and those who have the characteristics, appearances of the opposite sex (Dictionary.com). Coming of the closet, an act of openly tell people your sexual orientation (thefreedictionary.com), is what LGBT usually does nowadays, simply to define who they are, to take a certain position in this society.
Gay marriage is one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the modern world. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with disdain, and marriages between same-sex couples were prohibited. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance. With an increase in tolerance for homosexuality in the society, the controversy over the legalization of gay marriage has been disputed among people in many nations. While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying.
2.1.6 Hinduism Perspective of Homosexuality Hinduism is considered as the drive towards the realization of the innermost nature of an individual’s being and achieving the unity of one’s spirit with the Supreme Being (Hiriyanna, 1996). Hinduism focuses mainly on personal virtues such as self-denial and renunciation which promotes in self-improvement in current life and a potential of salvation or attainment of a higher caste in the next (Thadani, 1990). As an individual, we need to have religion knowledge because religion seen as a medium to form an opinion to about homosexuals (Wilkinson, 2004). Some religious leaders of Hinduism have a negative opinion about homosexuality and claimed that homosexual is unnatural and incompatible with Hinduism. There is no
Between the two viewpoints, many see homosexuality as nothing more than an alternative lifestyle. Attitudes about homosexuality may differ from one generation to another or from one land to another. But Christians aren’t “carried hither and thither by every wind of teaching.” (Ephesians 4:14) Instead, they adhere to the Bible’s view. What is the Bible’s view of homosexuality? And if you live by the Bible’s moral code, how can you respond to those who label you prejudiced, judgmental, or even homophobic?