Same Sex Marriage: Good or Bad for our Society?

         Same Sex Marriage: Good or Bad for our Society?

THE ISSUE cannot be ignored, as legislators and voters around the country grapple with whether and how to recognize same-sex relationships.
 
Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and woman, as well as the ultimate expression of love.
 

          On the other side, gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage, is marriage between two persons of the same sex. Homosexual relationships are increasingly gaining acceptance in other countries, but still banned in the Philippines. A same-sex marriage opponent argues that marriage between a woman and a man is the fundamental, cross-cultural institution for insuring that children have loving, committed mothers and fathers while on the other side, a same-sex marriage advocate argues that recognizing same-sex unions would be good not only for gay people, but also for society at large, since society has an interest in supporting stable, loving relationships for all its members. The question here is, “Is it already a fascinating time for social revolution? Or is it still needed for us to nurture the traditional family values essential to our society?”

 
Possible reasons for same sex marriage:
1.      Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with most evidence strongly supporting biological causation.
2.      It doesn't hurt society or anyone in particular. Therefore, denying these marriages is a form of minority discrimination.
3.      Legalizing same sex marriage will be a big help for orphanages since same sex partners cannot pro-create which would probably brought them to adopting orphans.
4.      The only thing that should matter in marriage is love.
5.      The same financial benefits that apply to man-woman marriages apply to same-sex marriages.
 

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Possible reasons against same sex marriage:
1.      Homosexual relations/relationships are not biologically natural.  Same-sex couples cannot naturally produce children through their union.
3.      It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society.
4.      It confuses children about gender roles and expectations of society knowing that only a man and a woman can pro-create.
5.      The gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged, as a lot of research shows it leads to a much lower life expectancy, psychological disorders, and other problems.
 
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JESSE MAE OLIVA went to Damong Mali
it Elementary School and Novaliches High School in Quezon City.
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MUTYA EMPRECIO is an alumna of Almanza Elementary School and New Era University.
GREJEAN MAY ATALE is from East Central School and Palawan National High School in Puerto Princesa City.
 
INVITATION:
As initiators of this friendly online debate, we are giving you the floor our dear viewers. Think wisely, speak and stand for what you know is right. We all have the chance either to oppose or favor the legalization of same sex marriage.
So what’s your stand? Is same sex marriage good or bad for our society? Write your answer in the comment section below.
 
For us to have a healthy debate, name-dropping of any religion or scriptural assertion is discouraged.
 
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I think that the issue about same sex marriage is bad to our society because the children in our community will be confused because they know that only men and women can pro-create.In bible God create man for women and women is for men so, I think that same sex marriage is disobedient in God's will.The last reason why same sex marriage is bad to our community or society because it can stop or slow the population to grow because if they are same male or same female they cannot create or they cannot produce children through their union.

I think that the issue about same sex marriage is bad to our society because the children in our community will be confused because they know that only men and women can pro-create.In bible God create man for women and women is for men so, I think that same sex marriage is disobedient in God's will.The last reason why same sex marriage is bad to our community or society because it can stop or slow the population to grow because if they are same male or same female they cannot create or they cannot produce children through their union.

para saken gud and bad!!
GUD kc yn ang bngy ng dyos sa knila ang mag mhal ng kapwa nila gurl or boy wla naman taung magagwa kng un tlga tinadhna para s knila eh!!!
BAD ou msma nga un kc d nga cla mkakbuo ng pamlya dhl pareho cla ng kasarian at hnd mgndng tgnan s paningin ng mga tao na nag sasma ang mgkapareho ng kasarian

woman for man not man for man. They do little things just to marry men and women.
BAD

dapat po hndi talaga payagan ang same sex marriage sa bansa naten .. bakit?

ang lalaki ay para sa babae lamang at ang babae ay para sa babae..
wala naman cla mabubuong product pag nagsama cla dahil pareho clang babae/lalake ,. so panu cla magtatalik? (sorry)as far as i know, hndi ba cause dn un ng pagkkaron ng hiv?
kahit sa bibiliya walang naitala na nagsama ung lalake at lalake ..

ang same sex marriage masama lalo kung
ang nag sasama lalaki sa lalaki itoy
mag kakaroon ng HIV virus

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For me, same sex marriage is bad for our society because, Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a MAN and a WOMAN which is clearly stated that opposite sex can not enter into marriage. Yes, they can be who and what they are but i am against on same sex marriage.

In the Philippine setting, it is quite weird when we see two guys or two girls getting married because of our religious orientation. The Philippines is a Catholic country and Catholics are pretty much against it. Other religions doesn't support it either, simply because in all versions of religious texts (whether it is the Bible or not), God only intended marriage for a man and a woman. It's not a minority discrimination, but rather we are just trying to prevent chaos that will result from this. Even kids will be confused about it. In short, same sex mariage will disrupt the balance of nature...

For me, same sex marriage is bad for our society because, Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a MAN and a WOMAN which is clearly stated that SAME sex can not enter into marriage. Yes, they can be who and what they are but i am against on same sex marriage.

for me hindi dahil ito ay labag sa kautusan ng diyos at ito ay nakakadiri na relasyon...

for me hindi dahil ito ay labag sa kautusan ng diyos at ito ay nakakadiri na relasyon...

bad because di nmn pinahihintulutan ng Diyos ang gnyang bagay dhil immoral yan sa pningin ng Diyos at sa paningin ng mga tao.

i think bad pero it doesn't mean na dinidiscriminate ko ung mga taong yon, but honestly di nmn tlga mgandang tignan na ikkasal ung dlwang tao having both same sex kse kung ppayagan ng society ntn un bka mas mrami png mga bagay n di ktanggap tanggap sa lipunan ntn na i-approved ng mga tao and later on mgging msagwa na ung buhay ng mga tao kse mraming maapektuhan.

It is definitely bad.. According to l Family Code Marriage is a special contract between a MAN and WOMAN , entered in accordance with Law for THEN ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONJUGAL AND FAMILY LIFE. so it is stated clearly that marriage is only for a man and a woman. If we will also study the teachings of God that was written in the Bible He only plan a man and a woman to unite and be one not with same sex, one thing more a woman was created for man not to her same gender, same with man.

Sa tingin ko depende kung mabuti naman ang gagawin nila sa society, at kung ano ang epekto nito para sa kanila kung mabute edi ok kung hindi edi hindi. Pero para sakin ok lng naman kc sa ibang bansa legal na eeh pero hindi lng maganda tignan para satin at tinututulan ito ng simbahang catoliko.Isa pa ok lng din kc kung mahal nila ang isat isa at kung kakayanin ba nila ang mga pagsubok na pag dadaanan nila tulad ng pangungutya ng iba e di Go!! walang problema kasi desisyon nila yun basta ba wala silang tinatapakan na tao.

It is Bad for the society to see a man and a woman to get into marriage. It is too Immoral!. No offense to those who are in third Gender. I just state my opinion. Well! it is too bad to love your same gender but to the extend marrying, it is too bad. We were thought since young we knew that there is only a man and a woman created by God, then if we will take a look the meaning of Marriage. Marriage is the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies. That's it!!

It is Bad for the society to see a man and a woman to get into marriage. It is too Immoral!. No offense to those who are in third Gender. I just state my opinion. Well! it is too bad to love your same gender but to the extend marrying, it is too bad. We were thought since young we knew that there is only a man and a woman created by God, then if we will take a look the meaning of Marriage. Marriage is the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies. That's it!!

Siguro hindi naman nakakasama na makita ang dalawang nagmamahalan na may parehong gender. Siguro nga sa mata ng Diyos masama, at sa mata ng tao. Pero kung pag uusapan naman kung nakakasama ba sa society na makita sila, hindi naman. Una, wala naman silang ginagawa sa society ng masama, pangalawa kung titingnan mas maraming productive sa society na mga third gender. Pangatlo, kung talaga naman nagmamahalan sila bakit naman masama, Wala naman tayong paki alam sa desisyon nila. Kung sa ibang bansa pwede na nga diba. So bakit hindi pwede sa atin diba???

I have no grievance against gays and lesbians, they are in fact some of my good friends.It's a matter of why the state recognizes it and dispenses benefits for it if they do deserve. Accordingly however, the Family Code of the Philippines clearly states that Marriage is between a man and a woman.

I do agree to the same sex marriage.yan trip nila eh di ibigay ang gusto..
Let them get married. If marriage is about kids then gay couples adopt and the adopted kid would be better off if their parents could get married.

Kasalanan sa Diyos at sa batas ang ganyan ..
hndi dpat tino-tolerate ito..

I don't agree with same sex Marriage because it doesn't justify the essence and meaning of Marriage according to the law and according to God's law.

marriage is sacred. it is for a man and woman (husband and wife). there is nothing wrong for a gay to fall inlove everyone has their right to do that but for more on that they should still respect the sacredness of marriage that GOD made for man and woman bind together as one. not man to man and woman to woman.

One of the main purposes of marriage is procreation. Ergo, two individuals with the same sex cannot enter marriage since it is very impossible for them to procreate.
We should also consider one of the essential requisites of marriage- it is a permanent union between a man and a woman. It can't be man and man, nor woman and woman. That would lessen the sacredness of marriage. I am not against gays and lesbians, I respect them, but I believe same sex marriage is too much for everyone to handle and to accept.

like what stated above, I don't agree same sex marriage mos especially in the Philippines, it is not because of being the christian country in asia, but because of its integrity and aspect. for me, being LGBT involves psychologically aspect which needs more careful studies and knowledge. indeed, God only creates man and woman. nothing else.

we are not liberated country, in fact we are conservative because of 333 years of Spanish era. in the Philippines. i agree to what mr. Inabangan's said. same sex marriage is not good in our society.

i agree to what he said. let's say today, the controversial issue of "My husband's lover" is still hot topic in the Philippines, because of the comment of CBCP. if same sex marriage, likewise be exercise in the philippines, what will be the future of our country?

I am not agree to what he said. i have friends who will be member of LGBT society. although i am not belong to it, kidding aside. i realized that there need someone called 'true love' like heterosexuals. since most of the countries today, we should follow the way of liberalism today. for me, it is good to have same sex in the Philippines.

why we should try to open our mind and see the differences between before and after? same sex marriage is given, then we should accept this. the church will not control everything including love. hence we should agree about this.

We don't blame those who are in a same sex relationship. Love cannot control when affections strikes to people, but still, I don't agree in the same sex marriage. Sometimes it's just a product when we are alone and looking for someone to lean on.

I agree with the same sex marriage. Because nobody can control when love feels to a person.

I don't agree. God provides that it is only for a man and woman.

Hindi ako sang-ayon sa same sex marriage dahil isa lamang itong paghanga na nararamdaman ng isang tao para sa katulad nyang kasarian. Pagpipigil sa sarili ang kasagutan.

Family Code clearly states that, "Marriage" is a special contract of permanent union between a "Man" & a "Woman" entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life. I'm not against to the sexual preference of individuals, whether they're gays or lesbians. I think its just much better if they would follow what is right and wrong according to the law.

There’s nothing wrong for a gay/lesbian to fall inlove with the same sex. What is not good to see is that, they go into relationship more than that of friendship.

I agree because it says that "Legalizing same sex marriage will be a big help for orphanages since same sex partners cannot pro-create which would probably brought them to adopting orphans". and as long as they really love each other why not..

BAD.. Dahil na niniwala po ako na ang lalaki ay para sa babae lamang. at sa mata ng Diyos mali ito..

for me i agree because The only thing that should matter in marriage is love..

Bad because It confuses children about gender roles and expectations of society knowing that only a man and a woman can pro-create..

It's bad for it will violate our law, most specifically, The Family Code of the Philippines. Moreover, it is also bad for our society because it will demoralize our reputation. Same sex marriage is too much. What'll follow? Divorce? Enough of stupid matters, marriage is sacred. Marriage must, and always, be just between a man and a woman.

It is bad for our society because biblically speaking..this is not favorable to God's eyes and abominable to..this is satan's idea not of God.
because this is abomination before the Lord.

Masama syempre! I support Mr. Alvarez' statement na ang marriage dapat between male and female only. Our society has already gave them enough opportunity. Same sex marriage is not recommended and bad.

i am not in favor of this because first of all marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and well being of the spouses. How can they pro pro-create if they are same man or same women? marriage is a sacred thing that should only happen between a man and a woman.

I am against same sex marriage because basically it is a union between a man and a woman and this must be respected by the 3rd sex society. instead of labeling the same sex marriage as "marriage" but rather "same sex partnership" where they can celebrate their union just like a traditional marriage but it has a little difference.

It is good for society. nagpropromote kasi yun ng equality. at isa pa, it will not harm the people if the society has same sex marriage. kaya good sya para sakin at in favor ako.

I am i favor of same sex marriage because as a human being,I have my personal freedom. As long as we're not intentionally harming other people. Marriage(despite of the sexuality of the persons involved),is not about being sacred nor acceptance,its about mutual love,respect and support. As they say, " That is a human right to be happy, regardless of your race,gender or sexual orientation that you have to pursue your happiness.

I am i favor of same sex marriage because as a human being,I have my personal freedom. As long as we're not intentionally harming other people. Marriage(despite of the sexuality of the persons involved),is not about being sacred nor acceptance,its about mutual love,respect and support. As they say, " That is a human right to be happy, regardless of your race,gender or sexual orientation that you have to pursue your happiness.

masama. gays at lesbian enjoys enough rights. wag na dagdagan, wag paVIP.. makuntento nlang sila, no to same sex marriage!

Not discriminating those homosexuals, but I still do believe on the sacredness of a marriage. As Christians we respect the ceremony of marriage as the foundation of our family, and it was clearly stated on the family code that only a man and a woman can enter legally in this ceremony. I believe that it is bad for our society since Filipino's are those conservative type. It will influence those children to live a gay lifestyle knowing that it will be possible to them to marry with the same gender someday; it will misled them. It will also lessen the chance to pro-create since a couple having a same sex doesn't have the ability to reproduce.

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