How Chile Is An Inspiration For LGBTQ Rights In Other Countries?

Last year, Chile signed into law that permitted same-sex marriages and adoption. 

Under this new law, same-sex couples can marry and build a family. This will help children who do not have parents, to live with new parents which means married same-sex couples.

There are about 1878 same-sex couples who wish to marry after the law takes into effect.

Chile is the 9th country that adopted this law together with Canada, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, etc.

Japan’s metropolitan government also seeks new ways to start a system that allows same-sex marriages in Japan’s capital.

We know that this is a significant milestone in LGBTQ rights. But how do these actions inspire the rest of the world?

Is There Any Inspiration For Other Countries?

The Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says,

“ All couples who so wish regardless of their sexual orientation will be able to live, love, marry and form a family with all the dignity and legal protection they need and deserve.”

This proves that Chile is no longer believes that sexual orientation is not a barrier to love, live, and forming a family. 

Now more than before, many countries and international organizations consider more about Human Rights and the Discrimination faced by vulnerable people, especially the LGBTQ community. Many governments try to relax or make laws that create a safe environment for the LGBTQ community.

Granting Human Rights to the LGBTQ community is a good sign and many developed countries followed this in recent times.

With the actions of NGOs, the rise of technology, and social media, people know more about the LGBTQ community than before and at the same time, the development of social media creates a good platform for raising the awareness of the LGBTQ community.

In recent times, many countries including New Zealand and the USA have diversified their administration by nominating LGBTQ ministers and officials for various posts. This is also very significant because LGBTQ people can get political recognition and representation through it.

Overall, countries can domestically make laws that create a non-discriminatory country for LGBTQ people. Also, through an International Convention, protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community is a need.  

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