The issue of same-sex marriage is finally at our doorstep. LGBTQIA+ activists have filed a petition in the Delhi High Court. If men and women can marry, why should same-sex partners be denied civil union? Here are some argumentative logics against the most common reasons heard in opposition of the petition.
● ' Par beta they can't have kids'
Okay, Seema aunty the ultimate goal of marriage isn't kids.
It is companionship. You may be curious, but this is a very personal question. Besides, there are SO MANY options nowadays such as adoption.
● ‘It's against nature’
Every pot has a lid. And it can be just another pot.
Ganna's research revealed there are a number of genetic variations that can influence sexual behavior. And you know what's against nature? Stealing, cheating and murder.
● ‘It's just a phase’
Is your ignorance just a phase?
It's not just a liking or fanaticism over a toy that fades out. People know their sexual orientations for a long time. Most are just afraid to come out of the closet and if they do, respect their choices.
PS. The moon has phases, not us.
● ‘They just want attention’
Did you really just say that?
To gain attention for having a different sexual orientation than the 'usual norms' is the last thing a person would want on this homophobic planet (believe me). No, LGBTQIA+ people don't do it for attention. They do it for their own peace and existence and for some liberation.
● ‘Bhai pronouns hi toh hai’
Dumb or dumber, they are just words right?
Whether or not these assumptions are correct, the very act of making an assumption can send a potentially harmful message -- that people have to look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not.
● ‘Yeh sab na is a mental disease’
Your mentality is a mental condition.
People don't even consider mental illness a legitimate illness and they talk about being gay a mental condition.
*Packs bags and leaves for Venus*
Author ~ Anubhi Srivastava Editor ~ Akanksha Makhija