Position Paper: Same-sex Marriage
Adam and Steve
Chorva. Tarush. Anetch. Imbey. Sounds familiar? Well, if you have Filipino gay friends you would be. The Filipino gay lingo or the swardspeak is made up of English, Tagalog, Japanese, Spanish, and even celebrity names that were tweaked to create a new word with a new meaning. In the country, there are two types of gays, the effeminate and the straight acting gays. The effeminate are those who cross-dress, wears make-up and are feminine in their ways thus the name effeminate. The other one is the straight acting gays, these are those choose to look manly even with their sexual preference. This type of gays even goes to the gym to have muscular bodies. On the other hand, for the lesbians, they are called “butch” and pink lesbians. The butch are those manly lesbians, they sport men’s haircut and they are also cross-dressers. While the pink lesbians are like the straight gays, they choose and prefer to look feminine despite their sexual preference. In addition to the gays and lesbians, there are also the transgender and transsexual. In the Filipino language, there is what we call “paglaladlad ng kapa” or unfurling of the cape in English. This is the phase wherein a person displays and publicly shows his sexual preference. Biblically speaking, God made Adam and Eve to be together to multiply and create children. Today, what if it is no longer just Adam and Eve only anymore? Same sex union has been a source of debate all over the world for the past years. Sadly there is a growing stigma in this debate against gay marriage here in the Philippines, the country as being the only Catholic country in Asia and a third world country at that. Clearly this topic has been one of the most complicated and sensitive topic in the country without a hope of a clear end in sight. Same-sex union borders the line of religion, law, and social ethics. There are several reasons as to why this marriage could not be legalized yet. Top...
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