This house would allow same-sex couples to marry
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Debate on same sex marriage has been brought up on the table for a long time but it got heated up once again when Director Gwangsu Kim-Cho publicly got married on May, 2013. Introduction of various media handling the subject of homosexuality and frequent appearances of celebrities who publicly revealed their sexual identities on TV significantly affected on prejudice of public against homosexuality, which played a critical role in starting such intense debate. It still is difficult to say that overall evaluation on same sex marriage is warm and favorable.
Moreover, registration of marriage of Director Gwangsu Kim-Cho was not legally accepted, which shows that in Republic of Korea, an action of ‘same sex marriage’ is not being legally acknowledged.
Both ignoring same sex marriage in legal terms and prohibiting same sex marriage are actions that violate human rights of sexual minorities. Those who raise their voice for such opinion are standing strong. Furthermore, they claim same sex marriage to be legalized for protecting human rights. Such opinion is against those who consider same sex marriage as breaking social rule or social promise severely. People on against-side also state that legalizing same sex marriage can cause chaos into sexual identities and sexual viewpoints so that it should be stopped. Both sides are standing parallel to each other as they raise voices strongly.
Following the flow of current times, should same sex marriage be legally acknowledged?
a. Prohibiting same sex marriage is an action of ignoring human rights of few.
Prohibiting same sex marriage is an action that prohibits free will of people
and their human right to pursue happiness. It is an action that ignores or abuses sexual minorities simply because their number is few. Same sex marriage should be allowed in terms of protecting one’s basic human right.
b. Acknowledging same sex marriage is a law that socially accepts sexual minority.
Legalization of same sex marriage is the alpha and omega of change in public understanding of sexual minorities who have been social outcasts. Treating those who suffer from their own nature as sinners or criminals should not be continued.
a. Same sex marriage causes a huge confusion about sexual identity.
Statistics show that there is an increase in number of young adults who
experience confusion about sexual identities as acknowledging same sex
relationships positively has been increased. Moreover, due to various media related to homosexual relationship, number of young adults affected by such media increased dramatically as well. It is not that homosexual relationship itself is wrong but it has high risk in that it has high possibility to hinder young adults of our society in strongly finding their sexual identities and securely establish their sexual viewpoints.
b. Marriage is different from emotion of love as it is regarded to be a tacit promise to the society.
Marriage between two different sexes should not be ignored since it is tacit
promise of the society. In the viewpoint of one nation itself, marriage between
different sexes should be protected since it has various positive aspects such as increase in population and stability of society. However, expansion or acknowledgement of same sex marriage cannot be regarded positively. If such exception being made or accepted, there would be no basic foundation for marriage at all. And it will be followed by accepting marriage of family members or polygamy since people would come up with same reasons as human right and right to pursue happiness.