May 27th, 2004 saw the introduction of the Marriage Amendment Bill within
Homosexuality branches from a number of factors including social, psychological and genetic. A study of twins conducted by the Personality and Individual Differences journal produced results that showed that sexual orientation is 50%-60% determined by your genes, and also suggests that sexual orientation may be linked to differences within the brains anatomy. Studies on the human male brain have found that compared with straight men, homosexual men have an enlarged suprachiasmatic nucleus which controls human behaviour and can affect sexual orientation. Qazi Rahman, a researcher from the
By not allowing same-sex marriage
Many groups argue that a marriage is a religious ceremony and as homosexuality is not condoned by the church, then why should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? Many consider this to be a valid argument, but what about Atheists? An atheist can be simply defined as one who does not believe in the existence of God, or various other gods, yet they are allowed to partake in this “religious” ceremony. This proves that marriage is not solely a religious institution.
One of the basic social conventions that everyone is bought up with is to not discriminate against people for things they did not choose themselves such as race, sex or a disability. If one’s sexual orientation was added to that list would people be more lenient in offering homosexuals more rights within relationships? At the present time in