Homosexuality in Ha Jin's the Bridegroom
Throughout the course of history, the topic of homosexuality and its acceptable behavior has been one of varying opinions and much heated debate. Although how tolerated homosexual behavior was all through history can differ depending on who your source is, most everyone can agree that a few large cultures were either strongly for, or against, homosexuality.
One key player in the fight against homosexuality was the all-powerful England. The first English civil law against sodomy was passed by Parliament in 1533. "In Act - 25 Henry 8, Chapter 6 which begins "Forasmuch as there is not yet sufficient and condign punishment appointed and limited by the due course of the Laws of this Realm, for the …show more content…
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned all sodomy laws in the United States during the case of Lawrence vs. Texas. (www.answers.com)
Although things do appear to be looking up for those who choose alternative lifestyles, when looking into the past homosexual history is one of abuse, prejudice, pain,