Although great progress has been made in the world with gay marriage recognition, still most counties disallow it. Discrimination is still rampant in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Studies have shown that countries that do allow gay marriage have stability, less gay promiscuity, and zero change in the straight culture of marriage.
Perhaps the greatest LGBT struggle of today is in the extreme Muslim countries. Gays from Iran and other anti-gay countries are obtaining asylum in the USA and European countries. They face forced sex change operations or jail just for being who they are. This author spoke to one Iranian man who was just granted asylum in USA. He said he was so happy to be leaving but thinks he may never see his family again. When asked where he was going to be placed by the US consulate in USA he said he did not know, and did not care as long as it was the USA. It reminded me of all the problems we have, how fortunate many of us are to live in the USA or Europe.
Gay marriage is just the first step for us in America and Europe. We must help our gay brothers and sisters in any way. We at gayhawaiiwedding.com will not stop for just marriage equality but will do whatever we can to help those who live in real fear.
Much research on the gay marriage issue has been completed. There is a real trend of increasing support for LGBT marriage on our planet. Much of the research that was performed in 2nd and 3rd world nations countries from 2000-2010. It shows most people are “okay” with gay marriage. The support hits all demographics: age, gender, education. Yet, politicians from around the world do not proceed with enacting legislation. China, the worlds most populous nation still has not moved towards legalization and the LGBT community remains in the closet due to fear of losing ones job to being shunned by their family and friends. One Chinese man told this author, he may not lose his job if he was “found out” but he definitely would not get a job promotion. Many Chinese LGBT marry the opposite sex for fear of societal and family discrimination and a desire to lead a life that is easier. But there is great sadness.
So, with the USA making gay marriage legal, will the rest of the world remain in the discriminatory mode, or will bigotry become a thing of the past? Time will tell.
Updated May 13, 2016