[Letters] Give gay couples the freedom to marry

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[Letters] Give gay couples the freedom to marry

The first American wedding of a gay couple was held in New York state in July. It was a landmark moment for gay couples and supporters of human rights all around the world.

Homosexuality is partially inherited and does not harm society. That is why the rights of gays must be protected equally to those of straights. Marriage is a major decision for any loving couple, and if they want it, why should they be denied? Straight ones have done worse.

On the foundation of marriage and its legal protections, couples can build a new life. Opponents to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Korea should reconsider intolerant, outmoded values and come to respect the true meaning of love, as befits citizens of a global society.

by Lim Jin-young, student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
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