Homosexual Marriage

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According to the Bible, marriage is a sacred vow between a man and a woman. For centuries, the society has been clear on the element of marriage that it involves a male and a female. However, the attitudes and perception of people towards the traditional marriage have changed recently. The society started to accept the marriage between two persons of same gender and believe that they are entitled to be treated as the normal marriage. Since 2000, many countries have begun to allow marriage between same sex partners. There are now eleven countries which have legalize same sex marriage including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and several sub-national jurisdictions of Brazil, Mexico and the United States. It can be seen that same sex marriage is no longer an unacceptable relationship in the current society. Home Secretary Theresa May and Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said, “It's not right that a couple who love each other and want to formalize a commitment to each other should be denied the right to marry." The legalization of same sex marriage has become a hot topic in the county. The rising question is whether same sex marriages a threat to the institution of marriage or a benefit to the cultural change? This paper examines the advantages and disadvantages of same sex marriage and the comparison between different jurisdictions will be drawn.
Marriage is a fundamental human right. The core of marriage is about love between two persons who want to spend the rest of their lives with each other. They enjoy each other's company and pledge to never leave each other no matter what happen in their lives. In this context, it cannot be deemed to be a relationship which can only be entered into by one man and one woman. Love is a sacred substance which should not be confined to people of different…...

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