That Same Sex Marriage Should be Legalized in the Philippines (Positive)
1.) To exercise freedom of choice.
2.) To control population.
3.) To have an opportunity to adopt children from orphanage. 4.)
To practice human rights.
To prevent HIV disease.
Same sex marriage is known as a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender . It is one of the most controversial yet sensitive topics that have been discuss around the world. Politicians are having debates on this subject trying to decide whether it should be legal for same sexes to be married. Same sex marriage is often viewed as being wrong by religious people because marriage is portrayed as a woman and man uniting not woman to woman or man to man. .Here in the Philippines, Political parties such as the Gabriela Women's Partylist are actively lobbying and advocating for lesbian and gay rights and to insist that society not discriminate on the basis of sexual preference. Unlike in the Philippines there are few countries who are now supporting and allowing same sex marriage including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden.
The purpose of this study is to advocate the positive effects of legalizing same-sex marriage in the Philippines and to support gays and lesbian people in their rights. The study will be supported by some research materials.
I. Historical Background
Here is the short research about Same Sex Marriage regarding both foreign and local literature. A. Short History
1. Foreign Literature
The foreign literature contains the views of other countries in legalizing Same Sex Marriage and benefits.
Providing same-sex couples with the same legal and social recognition of their relationships in no way infringes upon the rights of others. Allowing same-sex marriage is about extending the privileges already enjoyed by the majority to an excluded minority who differ simply in terms of the sex of the person with whom they are in a committed relationship. Further, and very importantly, lifting the ban on same-sex marriage is not only about addressing the rights of this minority group; it is about protecting the rights of people in general. If we say exclusion to certain basic privileges is okay for some, then we are opening up the doors to introducing laws as we see fit to exclude others. In a different space and time, it may be your rights or those of your loved ones that are affected. Equality, respect, dignity, and a sense of belonging are ideals and values endorsed by Australian society. When these values are not upheld for some, it has the potential to affect us all. The lack of opportunity for same-sex couples to formalise their relationships, as do different-sex couples, sends the message that their relationships are not of equivalent standard and that they are second class citizens. As same-sex sexuality is no more a choice than heterosexuality, restricting marriage to different-sex couples will not stop committed relationships between members of the same sex. What it will do is continue to promote prejudice and intolerance towards a select group of individuals who nonetheless pay the same taxes, fight the same wars, and abide by all other citizenry responsibilities . (http://www.australianmarriageequality.com/wp/faqs/what-are-the-benefits-of-same-sex-marriage/) The lack of opportunity for the gay and lesbian community to legally and socially validate their committed relationships not only affects the couples involved but also their families. Same-sex attracted individuals do not exist on the fringe of society or in isolation. They are someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, or grandchild. Having a family member treated differently by the community at large can negatively impact the family as a whole. Those who argue against same-sex marriage in the name of ‘the...
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