Is love between certain people more legitimate than love between other people?

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Jake
April 30th, 2015 12:17am
Love knows no boundaries and no distance; miles and obstacles mean absolutely nothing in the face of love. All love is legitimate.
Anonymous
March 11th, 2015 10:57am
There is only one answer to this question, as straightforward and simple as the question itself - no. Love is love.
Anonymous
April 21st, 2015 12:10am
Simply, no. Love is not a matter of legitimacy, it's a matter of respect, trust and intimacy. Love is quantifiable only so far as it's a feeling that all of humanity has in common. We can love friends, we can love family, we can love romantic and sexual partners of any gender, we can love pets, we can love ourselves. None of these are better or worse, or more or less legitimate.
Anonymous
September 15th, 2015 3:42am
Absolutely not. Some people may view it like that but it is not true. Love is love. No matter if it is between an interracial couple, a gay couple, an able person and a handicapped person. If you love each other it transcends all physical things.
ConscientiousApples
December 8th, 2015 4:40am
I don't think so, no. Love is an amazing thing, it doesn't matter who it's between. For example, love between a husband and a wife is just as legitimate as the love between two girlfriends.
Lior
March 24th, 2015 8:48pm
No. As long, these too people can understand what they are doing and understand the consequences and the results of what they are doing, their love isn't more or less legitimate than any other love.
Spiderman93
May 8th, 2015 2:05am
Love is Love. i can not stress this enough. love has no age, gender, sexuality. everyone is equal. dont let anyone make you think that love between two people isnt legitimate because they may be different.
Xuan
July 28th, 2015 8:54am
There are certain forms of love that are condemned by law, like incest. Sometimes, love is another way to cope, like the Stockholm Syndrome. But if you love someone of the same gender for example, your love isn't less legitimate than any other.
cutieluka
August 17th, 2015 4:02pm
Love is love. Everyone experiences it differently. It's crazy and confusing and it happens in so many different ways. But nothing, nothing makes real love illegitimate. If you're in love, it doesn't matter what you look like, who you are. All that matters is that you are in love. Okay? If this question is about what I'm pretty sure it is, being queer is okay. You are legitimate.
amazingHeart17
October 16th, 2015 5:58pm
Absolutely not, love is love no matter who you are attracted to and in what way.
imsabrine
November 24th, 2015 9:42pm
Of course. It always depends on how the person has ever affected your life. The more you know, the more you love.
gracefulSunshine62
November 27th, 2015 7:38pm
No. love surpasses society's stigma, stereotypes, and hate. No love between some people is more valid than other people.
Mark5
March 7th, 2016 9:28pm
That's a pretty loaded question. "Love" has thousands of definitions. There is no one definition of love that will work for everyone. So, to even start answering your question, there needs to be a set definition for "love" that we all agree on. Not all relationships are the same, so the "legitimacy" of them cannot be compared... because they're all different.
Anonymous
July 12th, 2016 4:25am
I don't believe so. love is a funny thing we all have a different perspective of love so its hard to tell what love means to other people. As we are all different! but I believe the vast majority like to believe that love is legitimate no matter what it is. and It usually is.
Aayla - Expert in LGBTQ+
June 11th, 2019 11:16pm
Love is always legitimate. Some societies may be less accepting of some kinds of relationship, but that's only due to historical and cultural reasons, linked to prejudice. The truth is that love in all its form is beautiful and totally valid. Whoever you love, love always makes the world a happier and better place for the people involved, so it's never wrong!