Moral Act Although for some places, gays are widely accepted, we can’t hide the fact that there are still places wherein gays are discriminated. Gays had been with us since no one can even remember, but up to this moment, they are still not accepted in our society. Is it because of the narrowness of the minds of people to accept such, or is it because that gays are not allowed according to the bible? We don’t know. But discrimination
Among these two, the perceived general philosophy towards homosexuality is mostly unenthusiastic. Because religion has a huge effect on the norms of a society, individuals’ perception is shifted to reflect the beliefs that are taught. This can be interpreted in the Bible and the Qur’an as dispiriting to the LGBT community. Some main topics that are prohibited would include same-sex marriages, same-sex acts, and the overall
According to his article many people and political officials get caught up in the religious and personal beliefs of homosexuality and the point that gays Heard 2 * and lesbians cannot procreate together. When actually the topic of gay marriage is more of a civil matter, than personal beliefs and “No civil marriage license is granted on the condition that the couple bears children; and the marriage is no less legal and no less defensible if it remains childless” (404). Sullivan also suggests that legalizing gay marriage would benefit society by providing “role models for young gay people, who, after exhilaration of coming out can easily lapse into short-term relationships and insecurity with no tangible goal in sight (406). Therefore reflecting and emphasizing the sanctity of marriage and commitment to young people who are in this lifestyle. If America is going to embrace the homosexual
Opponents of homosexual marriage feel that by allowing gay and lesbians the right to marriage undermines the traditional definition of marriage. However, as society changes and the demands of the American citizens change, there needs to be changes that comply with not only the traditional society but also with modern needs of the United States people. Not only are homosexual couples being denied marriage rights but also adoption rights in several states. There would be no harm to society by allowing homosexuals the right to marriage or to legally adopt; the positive impacts it would have on society are far greater then the negative effects. Homosexuals should get the same rights as any other United States citizen.
All people deserve the right to life, liberty and happiness, regardless of their sexual orientation. The intolerance and inequality against the gay community must be addressed. For many years, homosexuality was considered a taboo subject. Everyone knew that this lifestyle existed; yet no one wanted to talk about it. Though not completely tolerated nor accepted, society today has familiarized itself with the idea of same sex relationships.
Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality In today’s society homosexuality is more widely accepted than in the past. However, discrimination towards people who are gay is still the case especially in the eyes of a religious person. In past historical eras, scientifically, and culturally has brought confusion among those people of their day. With every good opinion is an opposite opinion that follows no matter how strong the conviction may be. Homosexuality is not a new subject, but it is a subject that throughout history has been practiced.
While homosexuality has not been explicitly mentioned in the religious texts central to Hinduism, the largest religion in India, Hinduism has taken various positions, ranging from positive to neutral or antagonistic. While organizations like Naz Foundation (India) Trust and the National AIDS Control Organization have expressly came out and supported the decriminalization of homosexuality in India, arguments relating to disgust with homosexuality have also been in the limelight for a while now. On one hand, where the a part of he nation is fighting for tolerance towards the uncommon and social equality for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the others believes it to be disgusting for not being able to fit in the general definition of “normal”. Devlin, in his text states that disgust is based on social norms. Devlin’s line of thought clearly matches with the Indian societal perspective about homosexuality, as, least of the people think rationally or reasonably before opposing the decriminalization of homosexuality in the Indian Legal sphere.
However, the debate still rages throughout the world on the legitimacy of gay marriage, particularly in the United States of America where there is a large conservative and religiously fundamental community. In his essay, “For Gay Marriage,” Andrew Sullivan believes that marriage is a “public contract between...two people,” (266) no matter what each person’s sexual orientation happens to be. He considers legalizing gay marriage a step towards equality among all people. Conversely, William J. Bennett, in “Against Gay Marriage”, argues that sanctioning gay marriage would harm the tradition of marriage, and bring chaos to humanity. This essay will attempt to establish that, compared to Bennett, Sullivan provides the reader with the more complete and sincere argument backed with valid assumptions and an effective use of literary devices.
Many people feel that marriage is an institution between one man and one woman. Well, that's the most often heard argument, one even codified in a recently passed U.S. federal law. Yet it is easily the weakest. It seems to me that if the straight community cannot show a compelling reason to deny the institution of marriage to gay people, it shouldn't be denied. And such simple, nebulous declarations are hardly a compelling reason.
When immigrants move to a new destination they struggle to adapt to the environment because they tend to shy away from their cultural background. They adapt to the so called “American culture”. Truth is I don’t believe there is such a thing as the American culture. The United States has been called a melting pot because, over the centuries, people from many different countries and cultures have come to reside here. Despite being held on high standards people still discriminate against different cultures, because of this we run away from culture and we never fully live and understand the importance of culture.