Week 10 also was all about contemporary ethical issues. For example: same sex marriage. Same sex marriage is marriage between two persons of the same natural sex. While we were being taught about this, I thought why we should study this topic in ethics. Later on I realized that we need to know about this issue in order to decide if it is ethical or not. Another benefit of learning these topics is that we can gain some knowledge about our environment. At first, I had a little knowledge on these issues. After the lecture, I could analyze what are those topic talking about and I was wondering how far it’s increasing rapidly. Even though some ethical issues are totally wrong against to god’s plan but some western culture prefer do it legally. For example, on March 2013, eleven countries such as Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden legalized same sex marriage.
The most common religious argument against same-sex marriage turns around scripture, which many faith communities believe came directly from the mouth of God, and they interpret scripture to forbid same-sex marriage. We can say that same sex marriage is an ethical issue in the world. There lots of disadvantages of same sex marriage such as, gays & lesbians make poor parents, children need to be raised by their nature parents, a child with same-sex parents will be subjected to hate, same sex marriage would be a major change to society, and so on.
In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to create the possibility for two men or two women to marry. Since then, over 15,000 gay couples have married. Today, same-sex marriage is possible in nine other countries besides the Netherlands.