By: Quin Cross
The word Homosexual comes from the word homos, meaning same, so its people who like the same sex. Gay rights have been fought over for centuries. Today its up to the states too decided if they want to allow same sex marriages. Thats why its important for political candidates to have a certain view on gay marriage.
There has been interactions between the same sex's for a very very long time. The first known appearance of the word homosexual is in print found in 1869 in a German pamphlet. The first record of a possible homosexual couple is commonly regarded as Khnumhotep and niankhkhnum, an Egyptian male couple, who lived around 2400 BCE. It was recorded in China as early as 600 BCE. In Europe the earliest Western documents such as: literary works, art objects, and mythographic materials concerning same sex relationships are derived from ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, wealthy cities like Florence and Venice were renowned for their widespread practice of same sex love. The idea gay marriage is wrong started with the Christians being so against sodomy. In the second half of the 13th century death was the punishment for homosexuality in most of Europe. Once the European countries took over Africa, same sex relationships where very frowned upon. Once Christians came to America and saw Native Americans having sodomy they were disgusted and would execute them publicly. Christianity and there passionate hate form sodomy really put a stop too same sex relationships; once European countries started exploring and sharing there religious beliefs. Gay marriage today, in the United States of America, is decided by the states. The word Marriage defined by Dictionary.com means " the social institution under which a man and a women establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.". Marriage is viewed as a contractual agreement subject to legal process. This...