Same Sex Marriage

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The first idea that springs to mind whenever I see a couple of the same gender walking, eating and living together in one roof would be the idea of same sex relationship. To make the preposition clear, establishment of the terminology is of primary importance. As defined, same-sex marriage also called gay marriage is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of their biological sex or social gender. Since 2001, ten countries and various other jurisdictions have begun legally formalizing same-sex marriages, and the recognition of such marriages is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations. The conflicts arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status such as a civil union, which either grant equal rights as marriage or limited rights in comparison to marriage, or not have any such rights. In my country where the presence of homosexuals and bisexuals are rampant, it is not an ordinary scenario to see a couple of the same biological gender to show their affection to public or somewhat be open about it. However, Philippines is the only Christian dominant country in Asia and it is third in the World. Filipinos valued marriage a lot and respect its meaning and its purpose in the cycle of life. Furthermore, Filipinos are applying in their culture the Christian virtues and that includes marriage. Yet if I may say, marriage only for the opposite sex which is a marriage between a biological male and biological female. To put it in a context, Same-sex marriage is a term they use for a legally or socially recognized marriage between two individuals of the same sex. If we will try to trace when this phenomenon first started, and why other countries have legalized it for some reasons, it is very evident that it started from the west wherein the power of liberty, independence and egalitarianism or sharing equal...
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