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Research Paper Gays, Lesbians, and Same Sex Marriages Same-sex marriage is marriage between two people of the same sex . Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality, equal marriage or gender-neutral marriage by supporters. The legalization of same-sex marriage is characterized as redefining marriage by opponents. Same-sex marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The topic of same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, is extremely divisive in today's society. This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage. Many in favor of same-sex marriage suggest that gay couples should have the same marital benefits as heterosexual couples, which is simply a civil rights issue. In contrast, those against same-sex marriage see this concept as a moral matter, which violates traditional ethical standards. Since the beginning of time, most cultures have acknowledged marriage a unity between men and women. In addition, the concept of traditional marriages has been challenged in some states to allow same-sex marriage as well. In response to this movement, many states have passed marriage laws to forbid gay marriages. Hence, currently there are some states in favor of gay marriage and some states against gay marriage. Moreover, there are many ways to look at this issue such as personally, religiously, and politically. The reason why I have chosen this topic to write about and to do my research on, it has to do with personal involvement and experiences. As my step brother is gay, I have an overview of how it is to be gay in today's society. We were born in Hungary, a country which claims itself to be open-minded and modern, in reality with these issues like same
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sex unions, the people are not understanding or accepting at all, especially the older generations. I moved here to the United States 2 years ago, so I had the chance the see the differences between the situation of gay and lesbian people here, and back in my country, and that Eastern European area. The opinions and understanding of people from there is really far away from the well developed western thinking, compared to the ones here in the United States, or other Western European countries.
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