gay marriage Essay

Submitted By henryschulenbenberg
Words: 553
Pages: 3

Very significant to my generation, or at least very controversial, same sex marriage looks to finally be taking the progressive strides we all have been anticipating. Over the summer, the Queen of England, upon receiving the bill for same sex marriage, signed off on it almost immediately. The actual good news for homosexuals in England, however, is that the British parliament also signed off on the bill. Same sex Marriage is now legal in England. Before we move on (Because we live in the United States) I would just like to boldly state that the Queen does not really have any actual power in the government, but has become more of a figurehead. The Queen does, however, have many governmental duties, like signing the bill. Although the Queen’s signing was just a formality, because she signed it so quickly, those who want same sex marriage in England will be able to do so as soon as 2014. The Queen’s steadfast, or maybe just fast, signing of the bill imposes the feeling that the people of England are all supportive of same sex marriage. This is not true in the slightest. Same sex marriage is a topic of extreme controversy all over the world. Although some countries, like England and the U.S., are very accommodating to homosexuals, there are some that are not. If England and the U.S are on one end of the spectrum, Russia is on the opposite. In fact, Russia just signed a law banning, “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.” Whether with is wrong or right, it is clear that the controversy surrounding same sex marriage still remains. It is always very interesting to see a European country make a decision on a controversial subject. The point of interest comes from the group association that the countries in Europe have. Because of this association, it is easy to spot conformity from country to country as well as defiance. England made a bold move by legalizing same sex marriage. I am now extremely interested to see what effect this will have on the other European countries? Something that is probably very unique, when dealing with this…