Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal? Essay

1453 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
The world is changing. There are a lot of countries which have adapted their laws to recognize the rights of its homosexual citizens. There is an enormous multicoloured wave that is sweeping the globe. What was once a shameful taboo is now getting openly accepted. With the legalization of the same-sex marriages in Brazil, England, France, and Wales the total number of nations where same-sex marriage is legal has risen to seventeen. Tony Pitman, a Melbourne based activist has created a list of such countries along with their population estimates. As of January 2014, seven hundred million people live in a country where same-sex marriage is legal. The current worldwide population is approximately seven billion. That means that 10 percent of all people on the globe now live in a country where same-sex marriage is legal.

2013 was a crazy year for the legalization of the same-sex marriage movement. Though laws are not the only aspect to look at when considering whether some country is gay-friendly or not. Don 't forget about general societal acceptance, events and services that should be considered when attempting to rank the most gay-friendly nations. A recent Pew Research Centre survey questioned citizens in 39 countries. A simple question was asked: whether or not gays should be accepted in society. Though some of the traditionally gay-friendly countries were taken away from the survey, it does offer insight into general positions on homosexuality by regions. EU is by far the…

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