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Gay Marriages : Acceptable or not?
How Tolerant are you of Gay and Lesbian Friends?
Gay and Happily ever after?
LGBT issues have always existed in all cultures on the fringes of society. Today the media exposure has brought home these issues into our living rooms. While the west is still accepting and open about these relationships, in India and most of the eastern nations it is still a some what taboo topic.
A person's sexuality is governed by the laws of society here and any one who wants to break out is stifled. A wedding involves a boy and a girl. Even girls playing with their dolls know that. It does not matter that the bride and groom are under age as long as they are of the right sex. Child marriages are fairly common in the country even today, despite laws that outlaw them being in existence.
I don't know if being gay or lesbian is right or wrong. If a person is happy with another person of the same sex, they should have the choice to spend their lives together. Yet in the narrow minded society that we live in, these people are a minority. Their few numbers ensure that they will never have a say in the way society norms are formed, but does that mean that even the law makers marginalize them?
As with any minority, they too need rules to help them survive in an unequal world. How would you react if your best friend walked up to you and said that he was Gay and wanted to marry another male friend? I know despite wanting to be broad minded, it will take me more than a while to support him.
What is better for society in the long run? That he marries a girl and continues seeing his boy friend there by ruining three lives? Or that he marries his boy friend and they live happily ever after. I'm speaking in the male gender because in India it would be physically impossible for two females to marry. They may live together and be considered good "friends". Just imply a sexual relationship between them and see how the custodians of society turn their lives into a living hell.
In a country where Shiv Sena patrols on Valentine's Day saying no one will buy flowers and cards as it is alien to our nature, what would happen to a Lesbian relationship? I shudder to imagine what trauma they will undergo. All because we are not comfortable with their choice of sexuality. As a community we are closed to any thing that goes against the norm, and LGBT issues are a brick wall.