During this week my lecturer continued the contemporary ethics that I have taken the previous week. By attending this crucial lecture I have learnt and understood four main ethical issues such as same sex marriage, animal right, death penalty and internet privacy. Since, the topics that I have studied this week are broad and they need a lot of description, I will focus only same sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage which is also known as gay marriage is a type of marriage that is between two persons of the same biological sex or same gender identity. Gay marriage is one believed to be one of the most controversial issues in the modern world. In the past, marriage has been recognized as the social union between man and woman and most of the cultures around the world viewed homosexuality as a bad and in most cases it was forbidden.
In modern times recognising same sex marriage were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. However, during the last decades, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance, as homosexuals have become vocal in fighting their right to marry in the early 90s. Additionally, there are a lot of countries that allow same sex couples to marry. Therefore, it is obvious that those support same-sex marriage often argue that love is grounds enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation.
All in all, during the end of this lecture the students were asked their point of view towards the same sex marriage. For me, I believe that it is totally bad and unethical to legalise.