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Global Voices: Same-sex Marriage

 Street News Service 01 November 2019

Countries such as the Netherlands, France, Iceland and Canada allow same-sex marriages. Recently, Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage. However, in many other countries gay couples can face jail sentences or worse if found guilty of sexual relations. Gay rights activist groups continue to campaign for the freedom to enter into same-sex marriage and the debate is rapidly moving to the forefront of the international political arena. (377 Words) - By Staff Writer

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Elria Kang - Wonju, South Korea. Photo: Street News Service

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Marisa Mayalo - Roxas City, Philippines. Photo: Street News Service

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Nik Azmi - Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: Street News Service

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Susanne Broser - Vienna, Austria. Photo: Street News Service

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Chris Dodge - Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Street News Service


Do you think that same-sex marriage should be legally recognised in all countries around the world?

 

Name: Chris Dodge
Age:
32
Occupation:
Business Manager
City:
Vancouver, Canada

"Yes. I think it was an important step towards reaching equality based on sexual orientation when Canada legally recognised same-sex marriages. It is disappointing that citizens in other nations continue to struggle for the same rights we have here."

 

Name: Marisa Malayo
Age:
47
Occupation:
Beautician
City:
Roxas City, Philippines

"No, I do not think that same-sex marriage should be legalised in all countries. In the Philippines especially I don't think it would be a good idea, because we are a Christian and conservative country. The legalisation of same-sex marriage should be a country specific decision."

 

Name: Elria Kang
Age:
22
Occupation:
Student
City:
Wonju, South Korea

"Despite the fact that people's thinking about these issues is changing rapidly, I think same-sex marriage is still hard to accept in many countries. It is a complicated problem though, as relationships are issues of human rights. Legalizing gay marriage should be decided on in each country, based on its culture."

 

Name: Susanne Broser
Age:
24
Occupation:
Student
City:
Vienna, Austria

"That should not be questioned at all! Same-sex marriage should be legally recognised in all countries around the globe. With all the evil things people do to each other in this world, nobody should be denied the right of love."

 

Name: Nik Azmi
Age:
22
Occupation:
Student
City:
Glasgow, Scotland

"Yes, everybody should be free to marry whoever they want. A loving relationship is always a positive thing. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but this should not affect the law. People are free to make their own choices and society should accept that."

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