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Legalization of sex marriage in the Philippines

By adanpadre29 Nov 29, 2013 374 Words

In our generation today, homosexuals have been widely accepted by the majority may it be a gay or a lesbian. People have come to recognize the existence of the "third sex" and through time they have also accepted “same-sex relationships" in our society. But controversies and arguments arise when homosexuals started proposing the idea of legalizing "same-sex marriage". The issue on legalizing same-sex marriage has been going on for decades. It has received a lot of objection and opposition since it contradicts the accustomed meaning of marriage as a "union between a man and a woman". Though there have been few countries which have approved or have begun to legally formalizing marriage between same sex marriage like Canada, Italy and etc. Still the majority of countries do not recognize this kind of marriage. 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. It has been widely understood that the Roman Catholic Church will always be against same sex marriages considering the fact that their beliefs and principles are based from the sacred scripture. However, citizens who do not opt to engage into religious ceremonies have the option to be conjugated by means of civil wedding

Here in the Philippines, Political parties such as the Gabriela Women's Party list 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, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and South Africa.

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

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