Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Streith what are these names? Are we not all humans? We have been hearing of gay and female activists fighting for equality and discrimination. Same-sex marriage has been a long debate since the 1980s, a union between two individuals with the same gender, that are still not legal in many countries. As the LGBTQ community continuous to fight for their freedom, the rainbow flag was created, a renowned set of six colors that represent that LGBTQ community. They even designed a ring famously known as the freedom rings.
A typical marriage ceremony requires a set of wedding rings as a symbol of their union. At present, 28 countries have granted same-sex marriage. This gave birth to rainbow wedding rings. Traditional wedding rings combined with the six rainbow colors, whether through coatings or the use of colored crystals. Wearing the rainbow ring does not automatically mean that you belong to the community, but by wearing this type of ring, it denotes acceptance. LGBTQ wedding rings are not limited to the colorful version, but it also applies to the traditionally fashioned wedding rings. The designs are just more gender-friendly and practical to wear.
Here is a selection of fabulous and stylish rings that can be considered as LGBTQ wedding rings for gays.
- Stainless Steel LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Wedding Ring
Be free to wear your color and love for one another with this traditionally fashioned stainless steel wedding band. Featuring a rainbow enamel coated inner shank with a sleek and smoothly polished outer surface. Designed from a durable and long-lasting base material like your love for one another. Buy from HERE
Lesbian Gold Silver 316L Stainless Steel LGBT Wedding Band (7 Available Size)
Be proud and represent with this gorgeous statement ring, made from high-grade 316L stainless steel. IP plated with a yellow-gold layer, polished to a glossy and smooth surface. See the perfect laser engraved lesbian symbol set over a matte silver surface. Get from HERE
- Black & Silver Stripes Titanium Ring (6 Available Size)
Feel the love and embrace your uniqueness with these modern stripes wedding band. Beautifully molded and designed from a premium grade titanium base, styled with a black set on a high polish silver-tone pipe-cut ring. Corrosion and scratch-resistant that is guaranteed to last for a long time. Get from HERE
- 3mm Slim Tungsten Carbide Ring (12 Available Size)
Here comes a flawless and fabulous slim wedding ring for all genders. Elegantly crafted with dome-top, buffed to a gleaming shine. Expertly fabricated from robust and heavy-duty tungsten carbide, molded with a comfort-fit shank. Get from HERE
- Stainless Steel 10mm Gold LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Wedding Ring
Effortlessly wear this indefinable golden rainbow wedding band that denoted liberty and love. Carefully coated with vibrantly colored strands of enamel over a lusciously golden-plated stainless steel alloy base. Beveled inner rim shank for comfortable and stylish wear. Get from HERE
- 4mm Plated Titanium Wedding Band (5 Available Color)
Proudly presenting a gleaming and richly plated titanium wedding band. Featuring a 4mm dome top, ion-plated with yellow-gold, silver, black, blue, and rose-gold. Glossy and smoothly polished with a comfort-fit shank for a comfortable and well-fitted sit on your finger. Get from HERE
- Two tones 8mm Matte Tungsten Carbide Ring (7 Available Color)
Fun and colorful, like the life you are living at present. We give you a lovely wedding band molded from durable and hypoallergenic tungsten carbide, available in a softly brushed rose-gold, yellow-gold, silver, and black, stylized with a shimmering black high bevel edge. Get from HERE
- Sandblasted Rose Gold Stainless Ring (2 Available Size)
Feel the glamorous and sophisticated vibe of this stunning wedding band, fashioned from hypoallergenic and rust-resistant 316L stainless steel. Featuring a glittery sandblasted rose-gold surface accentuated by a lustrously polished comfort-fit shank. Get from HERE
- Off-center Brushed Gray Tungsten Carbide Ring (20 Available Size)
Here is an elegant and classy wedding ring for all genders with traditional taste. Highlighting a chic brushed soft-gray surface, stylishly designed by a glossy off-center groove. An incredible ring made from tough-wearing tungsten carbide, similar to the strong bond between two loving couples. Get from HERE
- 8mm Center Groove Tungsten Carbide Ring (15 Available Size)
Have a look at this remarkable wedding band made from top-notch quality tungsten carbide. Highlighting a solid silver-tone color, molded with a glistening central groove, accentuated by an embossed brushed surface. Designed with a high bevel edge for stylish and comfortable wear. Get from HERE
- Black Rose Gold Satin Polished Tungsten Wedding Band (20 Available Size)
Presenting a two-tone black wedding band featuring a satin polished black tungsten carbide base. Highlighting a glossy rose-gold step-edge shank molded with a comfort-fit shank. Elegant and graceful in design and appeal. Get from HERE
- Satin Polished Black Silver Tungsten Ring Set
- Tungsten Princess-Cut Zirconia Gay Lesbian Wedding Band
Simply elegant, a wedding band that exudes luxury and permanence. Impeccably constructed from high-grade tungsten carbide base. Exhibiting a brushed top polish, emphasized by a lustrous and satin-smooth side and inner shank finish. Nine brilliantly cut zirconia stones to add class and luxury to this magnificent jewelry. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Black Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Band
Come and see this grandiose black wedding ring for individuals with modern taste. Sleek and stylish black plated tungsten base with a groove and lined with sparkling black round cubic zirconia crystals on one side. Featuring a wood inlay with a satin-smooth inner shank surface. Buy from HERE
- Matte Tungsten Carbide Blue LGBTQ Black Wedding Band
This modern and gender-friendly black wedding band would surely fit you and your lifestyle. Made from a sturdy tungsten carbide base accentuated with a metallic blue-coated inlay. Refined with a matte brushed polish for a simple and fashionable flair. Buy from HERE
- 6MM Dome Matte Black Tungsten Ring
The black colored Tungsten Carbide ring is carved with trimmed pipe cuts and given a brushed finish. Made from durable and skin-friendly tungsten ring, plated with a fade-resistant coat. A soft-brushed central design mimics a typical black band set on a pipe-cut shank. Get from HERE
- Slim CZ Titanium Eternity LGBTQ Wedding Band
Featuring a traditionally fashioned thin wedding band with a series of bright round-cut cubic zirconia stones for central accent. Highly lustrous and elegant in style and appeal, molded from a dense titanium carbide material with a slim feature to elongate your delicate finger. Buy from HERE
- Titanium Princess Cut Blue Sapphire CZ LGBTQ Wedding Ring
Introducing a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of sapphire blue cubic zirconia stone interior accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day dual polish of brushed matte and smooth and lustrous finish. Buy from HERE
- Modern Tungsten Carbide Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Wedding Band
We give you this long-lasting and durable tungsten carbide wedding ring suitable for all genders. Exhibiting a double polished look for a chic and modern flair, alternating glossy and smooth surface, and a brushed finish to emphasize the sleek and brilliant round zirconia stones middle setting as well as the well-polished beveled edge. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Clear Cubic Zircon Stones LGBTQ Black Wedding Band
Here is a modern-day wedding band fashioned from an up-to-the-minute Tungsten carbide base material. Black plated tungsten carbide accentuated with brilliant, clear cubic zirconia stone middle inlay. The romance between these two contrasting colors creates an ultra-classy and refined look. Buy from HERE
- Black Carbon Fiber Blue Titanium Wedding Ring (13 Available Size)
- Classic High Polished Tungsten Carbide Dome LGBTQ Wedding Band
See your beautiful reflection on this highly polished wedding band, crafted from durable jewelry grade tungsten carbide material. Lustrously polished with a mirror-like finish, dome top for a design to reflect lights to maximize its glossy finish. Buy from HERE
- Titanium Matte Black Finish LGBTQ Wedding Band
Introducing a high - crafted titanium wedding band styled with smooth black inlay. Ingeniously fashioned from a durable titanium base, polished to an even and shiny surface. Buy from HERE
- Pipe-cut Brushed Black Tungsten Carbide Ring (19 Available Size)
Check this modernly designed black wedding band for a sturdy and unconventional look, a wedding band that features a matte, brushed surface on a pipe-cut ring. Hypoallergenic and comfortable, suitable for daily wear. Get from HERE
- Meteorite Silver Tungsten Carbide 8mm Ring (17 Available Size)
Say your “I do” with this classic and cultured wedding band for modern-day individuals. Sparkling sandblasted middle inlay on a smooth and well-polished stainless steel alloy base. Accentuated by lustrously polished rounded edges for a seamless and fluid look. Get from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Silver Brushed Matte Black Wedding Band
Proudly wear your modern-day love on your delicate finger with this trendy black wedding band. Flawlessly fashioned from jewelry-grade tungsten base, black plated central full band, hand buffed to a brushed surface. Glossy and smoothly polished side edge and body for comfy wear. Buy from HERE
- Meteorite Gold Tungsten Ring Wood Inlay LGBTQ Wedding Band
Displaying a cosmically inspired wedding ring immaculately constructed from a gold-plated tungsten carbide base. Stunning inlays of a meteorite illusion caught on one side, paired with a warm brown polished wood on the other. Buy from HERE
- Meteorite Tungsten Carbide Imitated Koa Wood Inlay Wedding Ring
Exhibiting a celestial-inspired wedding ring faultlessly created from silver-plated tungsten carbide base. Stunning carbon fiber inlays of a meteorite illusion one side, paired with a dark brown Koa wood on the other. Buy from HERE
- Vintage 999 Silver Braided Ring (2 Available Set)
Classic in style and color, made from classic authentic 999 silver base for an authentic vintage look. See a Greek-inspired braided ring design, available for single or couple use. A strong design denoting a strong bond that ties the loving couple together. Get from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Vintage Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Band
Come and see this superbly designed black plated tungsten wedding band for men and women. Centrally paved with bright microcrystalline zirconia stones that sparkle against its black base. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Abalone LGBTQ Rainbow Black Wedding Ring
See the playful dance of this rainbow inspired black wedding band. Featuring a colorful inlay of beautiful flashes of rainbow hues from an abalone shell. Back plated tungsten carbide base finished with an even and glossy finish. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Ring Blue Silver Domed LGBTQ Wedding Band
Featuring a dome top silver plated tungsten carbide wedding ring matched with a vibrantly colored blue base. Scratch and corrosion-resistant base material that would surely last for a long time. Buy from HERE
- Rose Gold Black Brushed Tungsten Ring (10 Available Size)
- Rose Gold Rims Black Tungsten Carbide Ring (16 Available Size)
- Classic Titanium 14K Gold-Plated Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring
Classic yellow gold plated titanium wedding band with an 8mm width. Smooth and evenly coated dome top and body that glows when touched by light. Hypoallergenic and durable base material that is guaranteed to last you a lifetime. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Carbide Pink Camouflage Oak Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring
Uniquely designed with a carbon fiber pink camouflage central inlay on a lustrously polished tungsten carbide base. Featuring a step-in side design for a comfortable fit. Buy from HERE
- Lightweight Titanium Floral Design LGBTQ Wedding Band
We bring you a unique wedding band that features highly detailed floral engravings. Durable and hypoallergenic titanium base with a brushed outer polish paired with a smooth beveled edge and inner shank for an effortless slip-on and off your finger. Buy from HERE
- 8mm White Blue Ceramic Dome Wedding Ring (5 Available Color)
- Blue Two-Tone Hammered Tungsten Carbide LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring
Here is a stylish colored wedding band made from anodized tungsten carbide with a smooth and shiny surface. Metallic plated blue bands that feature hammered look set alternately in between slim, black dividers. Buy from HERE
- Brown Brushed Tungsten Carbide Thin Rose Gold Groove LGBTQ Wedding Ring
Featuring a warm and comfortable brown tone that matches the harmonious relationship of a loving couple. Rose gold plated tungsten carbide base that features dark brown-plated sidebands with a matte, brushed polish. Buy from HERE
- 8mm Brushed Tungsten Carbide Step Edge Wedding Ring (7 Available Size)
- Current Titanium Eternity Cubic Zirconia Wedding Ring
Presenting a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of brilliant round cut, bright cubic zirconia stone accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day slim frame with a smooth and shiny finish. Buy from HERE
- Titanium Mother of Pearl Inlay Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring
Have a taste of understated luxury with this elegant modern wedding band. Durable titanium base, polished to a mirror-like finish to emphasize the perfect pearl-like central band design that makes you dream of the open sea. Buy from HERE
- Tungsten Hawaiian Koa Wood Multifaceted Inlaid LGBTQ Wedding Ring
Featuring a nature-inspired wedding band for chill and outdoorsy couples. Warm brown simulated Koa wood central. Made of tungsten with multifaceted, polished, and silver surface. Buy from HERE
- Double Row Cubic Zirconia Wedding Ring (6 Available Size)
- Titanium with Black Set Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring
Introducing a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of round cut, black cubic zirconia stone accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day slim body with a smooth and lustrous finish. Buy from HERE
- Blue Green Abalone Silver Tungsten Carbide Gay Lesbian Rainbow Wedding Ring
Silver-plated tungsten carbide base, buffed to a lustrous and smooth surface. Decorated and styled with three colorful bands of abalone shell designed with variants of green and blue hues. Slime and trendy wedding bands for fun-loving couples. Buy from HERE
- Blue Black Brushed Center Comfort-fit Tungsten Carbide Ring
- Silver Stainless Steel Engrave Love Quotes LGBTQ Wedding Ring Set
Here is a set of engraved love messages wedding rings molded from high-grade stainless alloy. Silver-plated wedding band buffed to a shiny and even surface available in various sizes for a comfortable fit. Buy from HERE
- Rose Gold Blue Center Groove High Bevel Tungsten Ring (15 Available Size)
- Black Gold Off-center Shank Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band (20 Available Size)
Designed for eccentrics and unconventional individuals, this modern black wedding ring would surely fit your taste buds. Anodized tungsten base buffed to a soft-brushed matte finish, emphasized by gold–plated off-center inlay, complementing its 8mm vast body. Get from HERE
- 8mm Dome Brushed Matte Surface Wedding Band (20 Available Size)
- Blue Opal Carbon Fiber Silver Tungsten Carbide Ring (17 Available Size)
The unification of two modern materials in a high-fashion wedding band. Made from heavy-duty tungsten carbide with a silver hue, polished to an even and glossy surface. Adorned with a sparkling cerulean blue carbon fiber inlay, providing a youthful and stress-free vibe. Get from HERE
- Stainless Steel Clear Round Cubic Zirconia Black Wedding Ring
Come and see this grandiose black wedding ring for individuals with modern taste. Sleek and stylish black plated stainless steel base with a double band of matte brushed exterior accentuated with a middle paved clear round cubic zirconia crystals. Buy from HERE
- Stainless Steel Cross Zirconia Religious Band
- Silver Tungsten Carbide Cubic Zirconia Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring
We give you this long-lasting and durable tungsten carbide wedding ring suitable for all genders. Exhibiting a double polished look for a stylish and contemporary flair, alternating glossy and smooth surface, and a brushed finish to emphasize the sparkling and bright round zirconia stones middle setting as well as the well-polished beveled edge. Buy from HERE
- 8mm Brushed Dome Silver Gray Engagement Ring (10 Available Size)
Check this classic wedding band fashioned from a robust and durable tungsten carbide base. Designed with a soft-brushed surface, applied on an 8mm dome-shaped top. Fabricated with a step edge shank for comfortable daily wear. Get from HERE
- 2PC Gold Stainless Steel Crystal Embedded Wedding Ring Set
- Classic Gold Silver Tungsten Carbide Ring Set
Presenting a pair of elegant gold-plated tungsten carbide wedding ring. It is enhanced by matte metal gray parallel bands, with a thin gold-plated central grooved inlay, a ring design to match your refined and high-class lifestyle and taste. Get from HERE
- 10mm Brushed High Bevel Tungsten Carbide Ring (0 Available Size)
- High Fashion Silver and Gold Gypsy Set Zirconia Stainless Steel Ring (7 Available Size)
- 10k Yellow Gold Traditional Plain Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring
Here is the ultimate example of a classic wedding band. Magnificently crafted from a 10K gold, hand-polished to a mirror-like and even surface. Suitable for people with an old soul and a traditional taste. Buy from HERE
- Rose Gold Rope Inlay Black Ceramic Ring (12 Available Size)
Two lives intertwined as the braided metal design exhibited in this fabulous wedding band fashioned from a ceramic base. Parallel thick bands polished to a satin-smooth and glossy surface designed with a dome-shape top for a seamless look. Get from HERE
- Brushed Silver Rose Gold Edges Crystal Pave Stainless Steel Ring Set (4 Available Size)
- Stainless Steel Ring Cross and Celtic LGBTQ Wedding Band
We bring you a unique wedding band that features a cross-shaped cut-out design paired with engravings. Durable and hypoallergenic stainless steel base with a brushed outer polish. Smooth beveled edge for an effortless slip-on and off your finger. Buy from HERE
- 2 Pcs Set Stainless Steel Spinner Rainbow Engagement Rings
Have the freedom to choose love and be love without judgment, a rainbow inspired engagement ring suitable for both men and women. Glossy stainless steel base built with a spinning anodized central band of royal blue and hints of rainbow colors. Buy from HERE
- Titanium Princess Cut CZ Unisex LGBTQ Wedding Band
Titanium, a highly sought after dense metal for its durability and hypoallergenic property, see the distinct grayish brush metal surface highlighting the brilliance of the channel setting of princess-cut bright cubic zircon crystals. A wedding band made particularly for men with avant-garde taste. Buy from HERE
- Titanium Simulated Sapphire Blue Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Engagement Band
Imbibe the harmonious blue color of the rainbow ring, a ring that highlights the simulated sapphire blue cubic zirconia stones paved beautifully at the center of the ring. Heavy-duty titanium base material polished to a glossy and smooth surface. Buy from HERE
- Satin Black Center Titanium Wedding Band (20 Available Size)
Here is a black wedding ring just for you, a simple and unconventional wedding band that represents romantic love, made from a top-notch quality titanium alloy with a black plated central band buffed to a satin surface step edge rims for a modern flair. Get from HERE
LGBTQ had been through a lot to gain the freedom that they have now. We celebrate pride month in June to commemorate the Stonewall revolt that happened on June 28th of 1969. Six days of protest that lead to spur the gay rights society all around the world into action. Before the 1960s, same-sex relationships were not generally accepted that they had to hide in gay bars and to seek refuge and openly express themselves like crossdressing. Police officers would do raids and roughen up patrons of the bar, checking each individual if they are in violation of the appropriate clothing act. In the year 2016, former President Obama recognized the Stonewall in and the street neighboring streets as a national monument that paved rise to the promulgation of gay rights.
LGBT Colors / Flag
Harvey Milk, a former gay elected official, convinced an openly gay artist Gilbert Baker to design the first-ever rainbow flag. A flag is considered as a powerful symbol of pride. Its’ purpose is to convince gay people to get out of the closet and live in the truth, not be afraid of being judged by other people and say this is who I am. He got the idea from seeing a rainbow in the sky.
Initially, the eight colors of the rainbow flag were specifically: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. These colors represent the different aspects of life, namely: sex, life, healing, sunlight, nature art, harmony, and spirit. Baker tried to create the rainbow flag in time for the gay freedom parade held in San Francisco in 1978, but due to some issues in production, only six colors were used, and these are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
It was only in the year 1994 was the year where the rainbow flag was recognized as a symbol of the LGBTQ pride. The rainbow flag is now internationally accepted as a symbol that represents the trying times and the promising future of the LGBTQ pride.
Other LGBTQ Set of Colors and Meaning
From eight original LGBTQ rainbow colors to the final 6-rainbow color, but the colors do not stop there. The LGBTQ community comprises of different sexuality, and they are represented by their own set of colors. Here are some of them.
Colors of Asexuality
Black, gray, white, and purple stripes represent the community known as asexual. Like the rainbow flag, each color also means something black for asexuality, white for allies, gray for demisexuals, and purple for the community.
Colors of the Bear Culture
Dark brown, orange, golden yellow, tan, white, gray, and black. This specific community has some prerequisites before one can indeed be categorized as a bear. The person must have a bear-like physique such as being hairy and bulky; the requirement is still an ongoing debate and is set by the group. The color and the design of the bear flag was said to be inclusive for gays, bisexual, transgender and others.
Colors of Bisexuality
Magenta, lavender and blue, these are the three colors of the bisexuals. Pink denotes sexual attraction towards the same gender, lavender for sexual attraction for both genders, and lastly, blue for sexual attraction to the opposite sex.
Colors of Intersex
Yellow with a purple circle. The circle denotes wholeness. Intersex individuals do not have the biological features of a male or female gender. It is an inborn trait. For this reason, the round shape is a symbol of an individuals’ potential that he has the right to be who he wants to be and live how he wants to be.
Colors of Lesbians
Dark orange, orange, light orange, white, pink, dusty pink, and dark rose pink, seven colors that denote non-conformity, independence, community, unique relationship, peace, love and sex, and lastly, feminism.
Colors of Pansexuality
Pansexuals can be non-binary or those who are considered gender fluid. The yellow color represents them while the pink for women and blue for men.
Colors of the Transgender
Baby blue, baby pink, and white. The blue color denotes a baby boy while the pink represents a baby girl. The white signifies non-binary wherein they do not have a specific gender, the color means that the non-binary is free to choose the gender they want.
Types of LGBTQ Rings
A ring that denotes asexuality. Wearing a black ring on the middle finger, particularly on the right-hand side, is a symbol of marriage in that started in the year of 2005.
Freedom Rings /Rainbow Rings
Created and designed by a David Spada. He said in the interview published last June 1992 that he designed the colorful rings to represent the happiness and the diverse community of the LGBTQ community. He also said that the ring is also a universal pro-tolerance declaration for the community when worn by straight people. These rings are a set of 6 lightweight coated aluminum rings with the rainbow color of the LGBTQ community that can be fiddled and stacked to one finger that resembles a stackable doughnut toy that babies play with.
A typical law about marriage is that it is a legally authorized unification of a man and a woman for life until the divorce or death.
Same-sex marriage activist says that gay marriage is a civil right. Not permitting same-sex marriage is a form of discrimination and repression from the government. While a man and a woman can easily apply and granted a marriage license, no license would be handed out to couples with the same sex. This is a form of sex discrimination. Another type of discrimination against the LGBTQ community is the prohibition of same-sex marriage.
The legalization of same-sex marriage constitutes tot the union of two individuals regardless of sex or gender. The marriage comes with the same rights and responsibilities as that of the traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
History of Gay Marriage / Same-Sex Marriage
There were instances in history that same-sex marriage was seen, although not accepted as legally binding under the eyes of the Law, it cannot be denied that these union happened even in the olden times.
- In the 19th century, there was a political and spiritual leader named We’wha who was married to a man.
- A woman named Ifeyinwa, who lived under the Igbo tribe, was also married to nine wives. She was a wealthy and influential member of the tribe that she overpowered the men concerning social status.
- There were also a couple of male lovers that serves as Roman soldiers in the fourth century, who were persecuted by the Christian faith due to their relationship. Bacchus was tortured to death while Sergius died a martyr that kept his Christian faith in the belief that he would be reunited with Bacchus in heaven.
- Roman emperors, Nero, for example, married a young boy, complete with the ceremony and the traditional dowry. In this era, marriage was a contract and not for procreation purposes.
- Same-sex marriage in some African tribes of Mossi, Azande, and Nubian people were said to have same-gender relationships due to the lack of females.
In the year 1984, domestic partnership was granted some benefits like insurance and leaves. This was opposed when the US Congress passed the DOMA, which denied the previously granted benefits for same-sex partnership.
On the midnight of April 2nd of 2001, a month after the Law of same-sex marriage was passed in the Netherlands, three male couples and a pair of female couple exchanged wedding vows in front of the Mayor of Amsterdam who officiated the ceremony.
- Marital Rights
One of the reasons why same-sex marriage was sought after is because of the lack of marital rights. Two individuals can live happily without the approval of the government but the lack of freedom concerning decision makings like in dangerous health procedures or the division of properties or access to each other’s ownership or estate during one’s passing and other rights that is essential in a couple’s relationship.
- Legally Accepted Union
The feeling of freedom and confidence after being lawfully accepted as a couple. Same-sex couples usually suffer prejudice and stigma when seen living together, especially when they have a child. For the children, seeing and understanding the acceptance of the Law no matter what other people’s opinion is regarding unconventional family situations.
- Monogamy / Low Separation Rate
Studies show that being married legally decreases the number of separation between a couple. We can see this in new relationships where it is easier to move on and separate over some petty problems that arise unlike when a couple is legally bounded. Lawfully being married comes with responsibilities and not just benefit. You have taken an oath and the couple must now follow the laws with regard to marriage or suffer the consequence.
- Human Rights
Gay marriage is an example of a continuous evolution of human and civil rights. Freedom to all men, regardless of gender and sexuality. Freedom from discrimination and equality to all.
- The domino effect
Altering an aspect in the constitution results in revisions of other laws that pertain to marriage and family like raising kids and adoption. One of the reasons why the legalization of gay marriage took more than 20 years to achieve roots from the fear of other forms of non-traditional weddings like incest, polygamy, and the ultimate of a human marrying an animal or bestiality.
- Effect on Children
Bullying is still a part of a child’s everyday problems, whether we like it or not. It is still happening to some poor children. Small things like a short height, large eyes, and sexuality. Having same-gender parents, even when it is widely accepted, maybe a cause of bullying to children, and this may lead to mental and emotional trauma.
Religion and the belief of the Supreme Being have been a vital part of humanity. The belief in the afterlife and the notions of doing good would be gifted a life on paradise while doing things that are against the religious teachings would result in eternal life in hell. To most religions, same-sex marriage is a sin. This is why some LGBTQ member considers themselves an atheist. Even though the scripture teaches that God loves everyone, but there is a part where his children must obey his words, which complicates the harmony between religion and homosexuality.
- Opposing Views
In everything, there would always be opposing views; an example would be which pet is better a dog or a cat? Much more when the subject is homosexuality and marriage. Fear of unwanted advances towards children was one of the factors debates when it comes to child safety and gay marriage.
Religions and Acceptance
Some religious belief is still not as comfortable with the concept of same-sex marriage. One of these is the recent news about United Methodists are splitting into two groups. The traditionalist and the progressive group.
The Catholic teachings were also one of the religions that did not condone same-sex marriage in the past. The learning of sexual acts is for procreation and symbolism being a man, and a woman does not meet the criteria when same-gender couples come together. They do not discriminate against homosexuality and teach their members to respect, be compassionate, and have the utmost sensitivity towards their members that belong to the LGBTQ community, but the marriage between the same genders is still not widely accepted to this day. Blessing is given for some countries that have legalized gay marriage, but marriage ceremonies in the Catholic Church are still a taboo topic as of the moment.
Human rights and equality have long been fought due to discrimination. Closeminded individuals needed to understand and see the world has changed from their traditional beliefs. Gone were the times of slavery, the regular females who were not allowed an education, and the discrimination of gays, lesbians, transgender, bisexual, and queers. We must accept that we are all created equal, we must have the same human rights, and it does not depend on our gender or sexuality. Even animals have their reasons, so why can’t humans have the freedom to be what they are and do what they want as long as it does not harm anyone else.Same-sex marriage is no different from a typical wedding. It is still between two people who love each other, enough to want to spend a lifetime together. Rainbow wedding rings are not just a symbol of a union between a couple that belongs to the LGBTQ community, but it is a symbol of hope, trials, and a promise of a life full of color and adventure, and acceptance.