The main subject in the lecture includes an exploration of gay, as well as lesbian rights. The lecture focuses on whether lesbians and gays should be allowed to practice their sexual behaviors, or the issue of homosexuality should be disregarded altogether. Therefore, the general subject includes gay and lesbian persons who may be viewed as deviant in society because of their sexual orientation. The lecture describes numerous efforts that have aimed at ensuring homosexuals are accorded their rightful place in society. In addition, there is a focus on the denial of gay rights and attempts by the authorities to ensure that lesbianism and gay behavior can be decriminalized. The lecture discusses various acts, as well as legislation, which have been enacted to ensure that homosexuality is decriminalized.
The general subject of the lecture also dwells on the decriminalizing of homosexuality in the Asian countries, especially China. The lecture discusses attempts to achieve civil rights by homosexuals in China and how the government strives to ensure that the country does not adopt the beliefs of the West. The lecture dwells on the subject of homosexuality as a contemporary subject, which has taken the world by storm. The issue of homosexuality takes center stage as the main subject of the lecture since issues of same-sex relations have become common, especially in contemporary times. In the lecture, there is an emphasis on sodomy, as well as lesbianism, as crimes, which the society should not tolerate. The lecture asks questions on whether the society should allow lesbianism and gay relationships to prevail in society, or whether they should be done away with altogether.
The argument or proposed intervention in the lecture focuses on tolerance as a civic virtue. Tolerance should be enhanced in order to give room for the differences, which exist in society. This is because people have varying viewpoints, which ought to be respected in order to ensure continuity in society. Those who criticize tolerance argue that it goes far beyond the civil rights, which were attained after numerous struggles. Tolerance is also criticized as it is seen as a representation of the western values, especially the values of countries in North America and Europe. The argument is that homosexuality should not be tolerated in Asian countries since it is a violation of the morals in the East.
Another viewpoint in the argument is that anal sex should be criminalized as was the case when the Offences against Persons Act was enacted in 1861. This argument centers on the assumption that lesbianism and other forms of homosexuality should be treated with a lot of seriousness, which they deserve. In the past, anal sex, as well as other forms of bestiality, used to be punishable by life imprisonment. The Chinese should not be dragged into homosexuality since such an act does not represent the values of the East, but violates the morals that differentiate the East from the West. Based on the argument, it is evident that gay lovers do not have an opportunity to air their views in the Chinese society. This is exemplified by the argument by BA that gay lovers tend to breach the Generic Code of Practice with regard to standards of television programmes. This indicates that the media has joined other lobby groups in fighting against homosexuality and ensuring that homosexual practices do not prevail in China.
The intervention strategy should entail impartiality, especially when dealing with matters that seem sensitive. The programmes that advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian persons should be aired when children are asleep. In this regard, such programmes should be broadcasted after family viewing hours in order to discourage children from imitating the behavior they watch. The argument also holds that liberalism of the West leads to the discrimination of people who do not support the rights of gay people.
The research methodologies entail an evaluation of the various acts, as well as legislation, which have been enacted with regard to gay and lesbian rights. The research methodologies seek to obtain information from secondary sources. The aim of consulting secondary sources is to ascertain the information and research, which has already been conducted on discrimination. The use of secondary sources of data is helpful as it helps to gather information on what was done in the past. The research methodologies on the issue of homosexuality also focus on media reports, which entail documentaries and print media. Television programmes, which may be broadcast about the issue of homosexuality, also form a crucial source of information.
The research methodologies also encompass an evaluation of the ancient Chinese beliefs, as well as cultural norms on the issue of tolerance to same sex marriages. An assessment of the traditional beliefs in the Chinese society helps to inform current studies in the field of homosexuality. A look at the traditions and beliefs of the Chinese people helps in understanding how cultural values on the issue of homosexuality have changed. Research methodologies also entail looking at what other authors have documented with regard to homosexuality. The methods of research also focus on the same-sex marriages, which have taken place throughout history.
In conclusion, the issue of criminalizing same-sex marriages can be regarded as a prominent issue in contemporary debates. Among the Chinese, it is a considered a taboo to be in a same sex relationship. Asian countries discriminate against gay persons as they term them as exhibiting Western values.