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Same Sex Marriages

Discussion of whether it should be legalised or not
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Cyrus Im

on 7 March 2013

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Same Sex Marriage Introduction Why do people oppose it? Why do people support it? Conclusion Recent Developments - US President Barack Obama publicly supported gay marriage

- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was passed in UK in 5th
February, 2013







- France's National Assembly has approved a law allowing same-
sex couples to marry and adopt children in 12th February, 2013 Why choose this topic? - Also known as Gay marriage or Equal marriage

- 11 Countries such as Argentina, Belgium and
The Netherlands allow Same-sex Marriages since
2001

- Varied from jurisdiction to jurisdiction

- Recognize gay couples as "civil unions" HEFP Law Group
English Coursework 2
- A gateway for other forms of
marriage to become legal

- E.g. polygamy,
incest, and bestiality - Gay marriage is getting more
recognizable

- No one can decide whom to
marry but ourselves Cyrus Im Contents The History Photo 1 Photo 1 Photo 2 - A Controversial Topic in the
whole World

- People tend to avoid discussing
this topic 1. Introduction
2. History of Same Sex Marriage
3. Why People Oppose it
4. Why People Support it
5. Recent Developments
6. Conclusion - Various types of same sex marriage have first existed

- In Western Europe, archives of same sex unions in the Vatican, Paris,
Istanbul etc, covering from 8th to 18th
Century

- In different early civilizations, same sex
unions own high status

- In ancient Greece, male attraction to another man is a sign of masculinity Should it be legalized?
- Passing a gay marriage bill requires
the opposing tax payers to pay

- Same-Sex Marriage is not a Civil
Right

- May weaken the definition and respect
for the institution of marriage Why do people oppose it?
- Promote homosexual lifestyle

- Children raised in a homosexual family
may not be an ideal situation Why do people oppose it? Why do people oppose it? Religion Legislation Society Why do people support it? Religion Why do people support it? - Same-sex Marriage is a civil right

- Supported by The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People's board (NAACP),
The Human Rights Campaign Legislative Why do people support it? - Allowing same-sex couples to marry will give
them access to rights such as medicare, child
support, joint insurance plans Bibliography 10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and must be opposed. (n.d). Retrieved February 28, 2013, from http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/politically-incorrect/homosexuality/10-reasons-why-homosexual-marriage-is-harmful-and-must-be-opposed.html

Epps, G. (2012, December 8). The Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases. The Atlantic, pp.1 [Newspaper, selected stories on-line]. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/the-supreme-court-will-hear-2-same-sex-marriage-cases/266061/

French MPs approve gay marriage bill (2013, February 12). Retrieved February 27, 2013, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/12/french-gay-marriage-bill

Gay marriage: David Cameron backs church role (2012, December 7). Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20642428

Legal Benefits of Marriage - What are the legal benefits of marriage. (n.d). Retrieved February 28, 2013, from http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/wedding/f/MarriageBenefit.htm

Same-Sex Unions throughout Time: A History of Gay Marriage. (n.d). Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.randomhistory.com/history-of-gay-marriage.html

The History of Marriage. (n.d). Retrieved February 25, 2013, from http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/spring03/soll/history.htm
The History of Same-Sex Marriage. (n.d). Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://www.datehookup.com/content-the-history-of-samesex-marriage.htm

Topping, A. (2013, February 5). Gay marriage supporters delighted at result of MPs' vote. The Guardian, pp.1 [Newspaper, selected stories on-line]. Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/the-supreme-court-will-hear-2-same-sex-marriage-cases/266061/

Why Christians Should Stop Opposing Gay Marriage. (n.d). Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://hellogiggles.com/why-christians-should-stop-opposing-gay-marriage - Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle with evidence proving
biological causation

- More orphans will be adopted and be provided
with care
- Offends God based on Bible

- May challenge the authority of the Church
of England

- "The whole range of rights and duties...in
relation to marriage and the Church of
England would have to be re-examined" - Denying same-sex couples the right to marry is
a violation of religious freedom

- It is not necessarily religious

- Progressive Christianity Society Recent Developments - LGBT

- initial of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
community

- Gay villages all over the world (USA, Japan,
Brazil)

- In Uk, gay villages exist in Bristol, Manchester,
Brighton, London etc The History - In 342 AD, Christian emperors Constantius II
and Constans issued a law in Theodosian Code
disallowing gay marriage

- Rise of Christianity

- In 14th century anti-homosexual feelings from
late Roman Times passed to western Europe
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