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Current situation

Today, views of the world’s society about homosexuality have rapidly changed and now, these positive views contrast greatly with the past and rather negative views. Homosexuality is widely accepted around the world, including acceptance by Christian churches, as they are beginning to change church policies. Currently for each person who is against homosexuality, three are actually in favor of it. Denmark, Scandinavia, Germany and a number of other European countries have now begun to legalize homosexuality, thus ending some of the sodomy and related laws. This has started a trend and has led other countries to follow. Many of these people have realized that homosexuality has some constructive ways of improving society.

However, there are still many obstacles keeping homosexuals from having equal rights as heterosexuals. In some countries and many states in the United States that allow homosexual relationships, homosexual marriage is still illegal. Nevertheless, these laws are beginning to be attacked by gay rights movements and similar organizations. To most people worldwide, homosexuality is accepted, but some of these people do not necessarily approve of it. Although there are still people around the world who, in no way, accept homosexuality, they are definitely in the minority and it is the widespread misunderstandings and stereotypes that cause this resentment. There is also the problem with certain “supporters” of homosexuality who only follow the crowd but may not truly believe that it is morally correct (Robinson). However, some homosexuals are beginning to take advantage of this acceptance and lead the lives they want whilst others, regardless of their true sexual orientation, have decided to start a heterosexual relationship.

Possible future situations (where is this issue heading?)

There are various opinions about the future of homosexuality. B. A. Robinson, a supporter of homosexuality, predicts that although different sexual orientations will still exist and remain unchangeable, eventually, more people will learn to accept it. Furthermore, he believes that until the homosexuality is considered an individual status instead of a general issue, it will remain an on-going conflict. Other people may believe that the conflict will not progress in any way, leaving some people to accept homosexuality while others resent it. There will always be radicals who impulsively take action before consideration, moderates who meticulously explore different sides of the issue before taking action, and the conservatives, who refuse to change anything. The greatest possibility is that there will be no legal ways to stop people from freedom of sexual orientation but that there will always be those who dislike it and those who accept it. Those who accept it will tend to look at the positive benefits to society while those who dislike it will look at the negative consequences. This difference in viewpoints is difficult to change; therefore, like every other issue it will be difficult to convince everyone to have the same opinions.

 

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