One of the most controversial topics of this generation is if same-sex marriage should be accepted and legalized as a law. There are many implications, but I genuinely do believe same sex-marriage should be legalized in Australia. For all it is, other countries have legalized it as well; it doesn’t even affect the lives of everyone else and most importantly of all-love is love. Firstly, several countries around the world have legalized gay marriage, so why shouldn’t Australia follow? Currently fourteen out of a hundred and ninety four countries have legalized it, ranging from the Netherlands (2000), Belgium (2003), Canada (2005), Spain (2005), South Africa (2006) and many more. New to join this list is France, who has just recently made their mark in history for the gay community. There are also several states within countries which have legalized it, such as the United States and Mexico. Governments all around the world are listening to their people, considering and even intending to the legalize same-sex marriages. Whether the people demand it or it seems inevitable, gay marriages will continue to grow and be accepted globally by various cultures and governments.
Secondly, right now in this world, someone somewhere is most likely getting married. As these people are coming together in matrimony, with sparkling eyes and love filled hearts, it makes utterly no impact to what the rest of the world is doing right now. It is not affecting us as individuals, nor is it any of our business to if two men or two women wished to get married. If these people want to spend their lives together, who are we to stop them from happiness? Maybe we’ve all watched far too many sappy love movies on lonely Friday nights, but it shouldn’t mean we have to stop the happiness of two people who truly want to be together. Whether they are of the same sex or not, both should be given the right to publically celebrate their commitment and this particular milestone of their life. It seems unjustified that opposite sex couples get these benefits, whereas same sex doesn’t. Essentially, both couples would want to gain the same things from their wedding, which is to celebrate the official marriage of two lovebirds amongst their family and dearest friends.
Finally, love is love. Does it really matter with who this emotional, spiritual and affectionate relationship is shared with if they all evoke the same feelings of what the individual’s idea of what ‘love’ is? It is not an emotion that can simply be Google searched, but if it brings two people so close together that they never want to be apart from another, the gender simply should ultimately not matter. We are all humans that have experienced different things, bonded with different people and shared this feeling of giving love and receiving love for centuries. This motion matters to people; it is not a joke, not a game and not just some debate. We are all globally on a run to discover some moral truth in the world, we as people have the ability to address these issues that mean so deeply to us. History is right beneath our feet and quivers all around us, but we also have a vital ability as well-to mould this present which will eventually be a part of history. To legalize gay marriage in Australia would be our contribution to this history and take us one step closer to accepting all the people around us.
To conclude, same-sex marriage should be legalized in order to expand the international acceptance of it and bring eternal happiness between two people that will ideally affect no one else in the world. It should also let it be known that any relationship between two people is something that should be smiled upon, rather than the opposite.