SAME SEX MARRIAGES Introduction Same sex marriage is universally defined as the union in marriage between any two people who are biologically of the same sex or have similar gender identities. The term is often used interchangeably with other words like equal marriage and same sex marriage. The recent past has seen many sovereign states allowing the same sex marriages and creating laws to protect or incorporate couples of the same sex (Evan, 2004). However, since this is a new trend that has only received heated recognition of the media in the past few years, it has received mixed reaction from persons all over the world as to whether same sex marriage should be considered legal or illegal.