Gu Yueyue Kitty
Instructor Ann Johnstun
ENGL 2030 B06
4 June 2010
Homosexual Marriage Right
The word “homosexuality” was created by a German doctor Benkert in 1869. (wikipedia.com) It is defined as an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectional, or romantic attractions primarily to people of the same sex. Along with heterosexuality and bisexuality, homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientations. Homosexuality should not be oppressed and discriminated by our society. Instead, our society should treat gays and lesbians equally by guaranteeing their legal rights: specifically the right to marry. By analyzing why homosexual marriage should be endorsed and legalized, talking about the current situation of homosexuality in China, and refuting some fallacies about homosexual marriage, this paper is the call for people and the whole society to care for and help those helpless homosexuals and fulfill their marriage right.
Why Should Homosexual Marriage Be Endorsed And Legalized?
Homosexuality has being existing for a very long time. For example, in China, the earliest homosexuality recorded was dated back to five thousand years ago in the period of Yellow Emperor. In some countries and areas, homosexuality was seen as a sin and sickness. Many people considered “homosexual” as a very negative term, which referred to people who have sex with members of the same genders. Gays and lesbians who were found in a homosexual relationship were killed or died under torture. In the middle age of England, a king was killed for loving a man—he was pierced with a red-hot iron stick. In Beyond Oppression written by Jonathan Rauch, he described events that happened in America in the 1990s—gays are discriminated against and persecuted, treated with scorn and hatred. When these brutal things happened, no one cared and helped them. The public use fallacies and stereotypes to judge gays and lesbians by their sex orientation. “This is...