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Member Name: zoe-e
Disadvantages: nothing in my opinion
I've been debating whether or not to write this "review" as I really don't want to offend anyone's opinions or beliefs so please keep in mind that this is just my opinion on the subject, right or wrong, it's just what I think! I think that almost everyone will have an opinion on gay marriage as it's become quite a popular subject in recent years since becoming legal in the United Kingdom in 2005 (why did it take this long???). I accept that you have to look at all sides of the argument to form an opinion so that is what I am going to do, although my opinion on this was formed a long time ago!!
Christianity And Gay Marriage
I'm not a Christian so have no personal views from this angle, this information is just research based. Some Christians believe that same sex relationships are wrong because relationships should be between a man and a woman so that they can reproduce. The other argument is that God created a man and a woman so going against this with same sex relationships are wrong. Personally, this doesn't really mean much to me because there are many more arguments against these particular beliefs. As I said, I wouldn't want to offend anyone's religious beliefs as we're all entitled to our own opinion so I'm not going to go too much into the religious point of view.
I have never really understood homophobia. I know that some people were brought up thinking that being gay was wrong, to me this isn't a good excuse because we all have our own minds and form our own opinions as we grow older, so why should being told that homosexuality is wrong stick with you for the rest of your life? It shouldn't, there is no excuse. The other thing that sometimes gets pointed out is that the people who are homophobic are the ones that are insecure with their own sexuality..Maybe this isn't a fact but it does seem to happen in that way. I don't think it's fair that homophobia even exists, just because being gay is the minority not the majority, doesn't mean that it's wrong. One thing that bugs me are stereotypes surrounding being gay. Not ALL gay men are camp, I have a lot of gay male friends and not one acts like this, there are some but you can't criticise some one for being themselves! Also, not ALL gay women are 'butch'! I know gay females who wear dresses, make up, perfume, the works. People shouldn't just assume these stereotypes. Being gay, bisexual or straight is just the way you are. You can't change your sexuality, it would be like me forming a club and saying, for example, "you can't be a part of this group because you have blue eyes", but that's not fair because you can't change the colour of your eyes. I know that's a strange example but you get the point?
My Opinions On Gay Marriage
As if I haven't said enough already! Lol sorry, I'm a bit over opinionated. Who cares if a man marries a man or a man marries a woman? Or if a woman marries a woman or a woman marries a man? (Confusing I know, I couldn't think of a simpler way to put it!). Basically, it doesn't affect you personally if a gay couple decide to marry does it? Ok, you may not agree with it, but it won't have any affect on your life. Every person in the world has a right to happiness (with exceptions, obviously), if two people are in a relationship and they're in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together then why shouldn't they? Why shouldn't gay couples have the same rights as straight couples? I think it's about time the country moved on a bit, gay marriage or homosexuality shouldn't be an issue these days when there are so many other things going on in the world. Being gay is no different to being straight, bi, whatever (apart from the obvious things), you can't help who you fall for and everyone deserves the right to do what they want with their lives, so overall, I'm very happy that gay marriage is legal and hope that some people's views change soon.
I hope I haven't offended anyone with this review.
Thanks For Reading!
Summary: Just my views