Why legalizing same-sex marriage is important?
The first country to legalize same-sex marriage was the Netherlands in 2001. Since then countries such as Scotland, England, Iceland, and Wales have legalized same-sex marriage. Some countries where same-sex marriage is illegal are Russia, Malaysia, and Ukraine. Same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons as other couples: to publicly celebrate their commitment, to provide greater legal protection for their children, to enjoy other legal and social benefits heterosexual couples can. Not letting someone marry someone of the same sex is denying that people should have equal rights. Marriage is not only for having babies; it is about support and commitment, so it does not matter what sex you marry. If you want to marry someone of the same sex as you are, then you should be able to do so. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Family life is entitled to protection by society and the state. This means that everyone has the right to start a family. Same-sex marriage should be allowed because everyone has the right to be with who they choose. And when people use sayings such as ‘The bible said Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve’ this isn’t relevant. Just because the first humans to walk the Earth were heterosexual, it doesn’t mean being heterosexual is the normal sexuality; it just means they were heterosexual.