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Same Sex Marriage

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Countries that are taking steps towards legalising gay marriage
Good or Bad?
What consequences may occur?
Small Steps
Yes I do feel different, more respected by society - because having a ring on my finger shows that in committed... If we are aping heterosexuals, so what? Declaring your love for someone is wonderful, having your loved ones there to witness it is even better.
Consequences?
Conclusion?
To conclude many people have different opinions on Same-sex marriage. Some people believe it is wrong as it goes against god, however some people say that you can't choose your sexuality. Many people agree that it should be legalised as our laws do not come from one religious viewpoint. many counties have legalised Same-sex marriage, however, many haven't. Its a global trend. Legalising gay marriage is the best thing to do. The couples don't have a choice whether they want to marry or not, they're just not allowed. They should deserve a choice, so they feel equal among society. Legalising gay marriage is a good thing to do.
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Are There Any Benefits?
Why might people be opposed?
The main benefit from Same-Sex marriages is that the couples would be able to adopt, as they are infertile. Many people argue that Same-Sex couples who adopt make for bad parents. However studies in America show that this is not the case. "Assertions that heterosexual couples are better parents than same-sex couples, or that children of lesbian or gay parents fare worse than children of heterosexual couples, have no support in the credible scientific research literature" There is no evidence that shows that same-sex parents are worse that heterosexual parents. It's just like saying black parents are better than white parents.
Some people may be opposed to Same-sex marriage as it cannot provide a good environment for raising children, that the relationship itself is immoral or against god, as the couple cannot produce children, ruins many traditions in religious groups and as it may lead to more violent crimes.
One of the main reasons people oppose to gay marriage is because of the children. People who oppose to Same-sex marriage believe that the marriage would lead to adoption. This would deprive a child of either a mother or a father. In which children need both as carers and role models. Many other people argue that the child would be raised by someone who is not blood related. It's just not in the child's best interest.
Same-Sex marriage benefits society in more ways than one. The married couples are able to adopt, providing a stable home for children that need it, it can bring a financial gain to local governments, they are recognised as a married couple overseas, it sends a message that members of LGBT are as worthy as anyone else in society and married couples tend to live happier and healthier lives.
{Legal in some regions}
Countries where it is illegal to be Homosexual
Illegal?
16 countries have legalised Same-sex marriage, two of the countries that haven't legalised it have regional freedom to marry, which means that its legal in some states. 12 of those have some sort of protections for Same-sex marriage.
77 Countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Moroco have made it illegal to be homosexual ( Provided by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans and Intersex Association)
7 countries have made homosexuality suffer a death penalty. These countries are Mauritania, Nigeria*, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia* and Iran.
Whats the difference and why are marriages be






Aren't Civil Unions Enough

* Penalty changes between regions. From Death Penalty to inmprisonment
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Reasons why people may be opposed to legalising Same-sex marriages
-Silas, S (2010)
Civil Unions are similar to Marriages, however couples in a Civil Union don't have the same benefits as those who are married.
However Civil Unions are not recognised overseas and the couple cannot jointly adopt, however married couples can.
In nine years there have been 2553 same-sex civil Unions, 1454 being female and the other 1099 being male.
Since same sex marriage were legalised in September 2013 there have been a total of 668 marriages. 383 being female and 283 being male. Since this the amount of civil unions have decreased, showing that marriage is better than civil unions.

Many of the immediate consequences are joy, happiness, anger and rage; depending on what side of the argument you were on. As Same-sex marriage is such a recent thing there have been no long term consequences, so far. but there have been many perceived consequences, like that the world will end or that everyone will end up killing each other, or that it will ruin other current marriages. other perceived consequence include that nothing will change. However we can't actually prove these until a later date.
View Points of those who disagree with SSM
View Points
"Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law. homosexual acts 'close the sexual act to the gift of life... Under no circumstances can they be approved."
-Statement from the Vatican, the center of the Catholic faith

"I am torn. As an atheist gay who regards marriage as part of the bandage of heterosexual sexual society which I have come to respect but can never fully share."
-Starkey, D (2012) Daily Telegraph.

Viewpoints of those who agree with SSM
Viewpoints
"This is something I'm not ashamed of, and its not something anyone should be ashamed of"
-Troye Sivan (2013) Coming Out

"I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and colour not to stand up for discrimination based on sexual orientation. I've heard the reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred and intolerance I have known in racism and bigotry."
-Lewis, J (2003) Boston Globe
Same Sex Marriage
Nicole Thomas
Same-sex Marriage should be legalised
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