Sitting on the couch, watching television, there always seems to be references to “Gays and Lesbians.” In fact, this concept of homosexuality is frequently heard in the media. However, everyone seems to have a different opinion on this issue. Why are they judged or discriminated? Aren’t we all under one nation with the ability to be free? Being under one nation should allow everyone to do what they want and have relations with who they want. It is just that certain people judge homosexuals by discriminating them, by criticizing them, by labeling them and by making a big deal with diversity on the subject of homosexuals. As for having legal recognition of homosexuality relations through partnership contracts or marriage, it is possible for a gay or lesbian couple to jointly purchase a home, in a co-operative society. This act is allowed because any person can buy a house and even if it is two males, it should not be a problem because one can be an owner as the other can be the co-owner. The good thing about the housing law is that the two people buying a house don’t have to be related. The only problem most gay couples have is that if one of them dies, nothing can legally be left to their partner because only the majority of their belongings can only be left to their relatives or heirs. According to Mihir Desai in an article that he wrote, he states that the central civil law problems facing gays and lesbians today, is that they do not fall within the definition of a “family” and are not considered “heirs” under any law. He also stated that even today, nothing can stop homosexuals from entering into a contract which protects them from their rights. Out in the world, there are many arguments about same sex marriage as well as how religion takes a big part of this decision. In an article by Scott Bidstrup, he states “the stereotype has it that gays are promiscuous, unable to form lasting relationships, and the relationships that do form are shallow and...
References: Bidstrup, S. (2004). Gay Marriage [The Arguments and the Motives].
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