Topics: Homosexuality, Gender role, Gender identity Pages: 1 (304 words) Published: February 19, 2014
Same Sex Marriage in the Philippines

LGBT citizens may face different social attitudes and legal challenges than heterosexual citizens with more traditional gender roles. Tolerance for LGBT people has increased over the years due to greater education about sexual orientation and gender identity issues and the growing visibility and political activism of the LGBT community. Same-sex marriages are not legally recognized and the LGBT community is not protected by any civil rights laws.  Homosexual relations between consenting adults in private are not a crime, although sexual conduct or affection that occurs in public may be subject to the "grave scandal" prohibition in Article 200 of the Revised Penal Code. The age of consent is set at 12, but contact with minors is an offense if the minor consents to the act for money, gain, or any other remuneration or as the result of an influence of any adult person. The Philippines is a Roman Catholic country, with approximately 92.5 percent claiming to be Christian. Despite this, the Philippines has recently been ranked as one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world, and the most gay-friendly in Asia

Same Sex Marriage in the Philippines (Reaction)

For me, having rights and protection for LGBT citizens is a good idea, because these citizens also have rights and the government must stop those people who are harassing them. And its okay for them to have relationship with their same sex because they just like us they want to love and they want to be loved what they want. But the marriage with the same sex is a bad idea because we valued marriage a lot and respect its meaning and its purpose in our life and marriage is a bond for man and woman only. But some people say that it will solve the overpopulation problem here in the Philippines.
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