That, in my opinion, is a good thing. It means we are moving from a traditional society to a more
modern one. Before, anyone who violated the norm, whether it be with gender identity or sexual
orientation, it was seen as a "society with a deeply patriarchal system, which rejects anything
that threatens the male-female order." as said by Jenni Chang and Liza Dazols. This threat shows
why and how many people can be stubborn to accept newness. With this new generation, we see
a huge difference in "patriarchal power has been declining ever since." (Cohen, 2019). This
shows that people are being more accepted into our society and integrated in as themselves.
Society can progress but it has taken far too long. All over the world, the structures and cultures
impact views and ideas. Cultures have such a huge impact on views and how one grows up.
There are many people who divert from the norms and follow their own path but they are met
with judgement by many and acceptance by some as well.
So marriage and sexual orientation are very different nowadays compared to the past. We
see different patterns in marriage rates, marriage age and families as well as different societal
standards and structures for those that don't identify with that traditional structure. Marriage
rates are declining as well as patriarchal standards.