Marginalization In Canada

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Ever since the first lesbian and gay moment happen at 1970s in Canada, it brings to public attention the basic social need of minority groups has not been provided, the equilibrium between the publicly expressing their affection and protection for homosexual is imbalance. The homosexual feel their need of loving and being love has perceived social marginalization by virtue of their social orientation. Marginalization is experienced in a variety way, including inequality in law, suffering homophobia and social censorship, and being characterized stereotypically. They believe the choice to marry is a fundamental human rights and equality issue. On the other hand, public support for legal recognition of same sex marriage increased markedly in Canada. The increase in demand for same-sex marriage was influenced by a number of elements, including love, legitimacy, citizenship, equality, freedom of choice, and symbolism. In contemporary society, people believe that a marriage is the way romantic partners express love for each other. Publicly expressing their love and…show more content…
The marriage is also about the rights of homosexual to choose the type of family and home life they desire, to have their family status validates. While common-law status confers the same-sex marriage partners and opposite sex marriage partner, it doesn’t provide all the financial and legal benefits, protection and obligations of opposite-sex marriage. Common-law marriage would have only established a separate but equal status for homosexual and the alternative family forms do not have the symbolic status of marriage. Symbolic status is important because social discrimination can translate into economic discrimination, which is part of the economic structural processes that shape a movement’s struggle and eventually lead to a social change, legalization of same-sex
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