The Issue Of Same Sex Marriages

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Same-Sex Marriages Homosexuals are not treated equally in our world today. They do not receive the same rights as heterosexuals. Homosexual couples are not allowed to marry in many countries around the world. All countries view homosexuality and same-sex marriages differently. Marriage should be between two people who love each other unconditionally. Unfortunately, people do not think about the love component in this controversial social issue. They think about the morality of the relationship. Many do not believe that it is ‘right’ or ‘lawful’ for people of the same-sex to be together. People are afraid of change. There have always been homosexuals in our world, but it has recently become more known and accepted in society. Countries like the United States, Iran and Uganda each have different views concerning same-sex marriages due to their culture, religious views and traditions. Countries like Uganda and Iran simply cannot accept homosexuality because they do not want to break traditions of a man and a woman. Therefore, homosexuality is not legal in either of these two countries. There are laws created against homosexuals. Punishment may be imposed on those who violate them. “Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to polygamous and interspecies marriages” (ProCon.org). There is a common fear among the

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