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Equal rights between heterosexual and homosexual couples has been a growing dispute in recent times Homosexuality in general has been an issue throughout history In ancient Greece sexual intercourse between men was considered masculine and men were free to do so as long as it was in the dominant position because that person was considered to come from a higher social class Nussbaum Today discrimination amongst straights and the LGBT community is prevalent and continues to be a taboo and uncomfortable subject in society It was not until the 1970s that homosexuality was decriminalized in the developed countries of the world United States Sodomy Laws The demographics of homosexuals is essentially unknown due to the taboo around the subject Most people choose not to reveal their sexual identify if they are not heterosexual because of the discrimination and in specific country even today who still give the death penalty In regards to the taboo surrounding homosexuality research has shown children in homes of homosexual couples live and grow up in the same environment as with heterosexual couples This issue becomes a problem when the rights of heterosexual couples supersede same-sex couples Comparing same-sex marriage equality to the Black Civil Rights Movements has also been controversial because of the view that homosexuality is a choice However would it matter even if homosexuality is a choice Letting marriage be allowed for all persons no matter their sexual orientation is a given civil right for all human beings and banning it is against the constitution of societyThe religious affiliation to the opposition of homosexual marriage is also debated because of the deep view amongst religious people that the religious texts have stated by God that homosexuality is sinful and should be punished However the same religious people ignore other parts of their religious texts For example the Bible and the Quran state that if a woman commits adultery she should be put to death Leviticus 2010 Azim All
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