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.
KIN PEARLY FLORES graduated from Cauayan South Central School in Isabela and Sta. Lucia Academy in Lucia, Ilocos Sur.
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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Same sex marriage is acceptable for me because the only thing that should matter in marriage is love. Denying these marriages is a form of minority discrimination.We have our freedom that others should respect.

Agree, it's good cause it's better to be in right side rather than be MISERABLE ! a little chance of happiness can feel in same sex marriage . That's my opinion, I believe that marriage is our chance to hold the person we love forever and that is the happiness that we want in our life.

I do not agree as long as there`s no such law was approved by the government,.in this matter i can abruptly say that.."it`s a choice" for everyone of us:)

As for me,I don't agree with the same-sex marriage.I strongly believe the concept of marriage that the man is only meant to be united with a woman.Being a Catholic,I find uniting with same the sex as an immoral act.

I am not in favor of same sex marriage!in Fact that God created only two gender (Man AND Woman)we all know that marriage is only for man and woman and marriage also pertains to God it is sacred,for me it is ok if they love each other but marriage between them is a bog NO.

Kung ang pag-uusapan ay kasal between same gender im not agree, pero ok lang para saken ang relationship ng mga same sex kase lahat naman tayo may karapatan mag mahal eh.

For same sex marriage is not BAD in our society,because falling in love with the same gender are not all wrong they are just people who found love with the same gender and because they undrestand each other better. Love is about acceptance and contentment no one has the right to dictate what love really is whom to find it. Its not the sex/gender that they see its the love that they found.

Sa tingin ko ay masama para sa ating bansa ang same sex marriage. Sinasabi ng batas at pati na rin ng mga relihiyon na ang pagpapakasal ay para sa LALAKE at BABAE lang. Masisira nito ang nakasanayan na natin at gagawa lamang ito ng gulo. Siguradong hindi papayag ang Catholic Church at ang Pilipinas ay isang Catholic na bansa.

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.

Hindi maganda para sa isang syudad na magkaroon ng ganitong klase ng gawain, lalong lalo na’t makikita at masusubaybayan ito ng ating mga kabataan.

It will violate the Family Code, Stating that “Marriage” is a special contract of permanent union bet. A “Man” & a “Woman” entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life. It clearly states that only “MAN” & “WOMAN” can go into marriage not woman/man who undergo a process of sex change etc.

same sex marriage is definitely not bad. wala naman pong masamang ginagawa ang LGBT community eh, tsaka why do they need to ban this kind of marriage in our country. As a member of the LGBT community, I think it's quite discriminatory if you don't allow us to marry. Mga tao din po kami, at hindi po krimen ang pagpapakasal...

Although I'm a complete heterosexual, I personally disagree with NOT allowing same sex marriage here in the Philippines. A lot of countries have adopted it, and it seems that nothing wrong came out from it. Homosexuals are humans too, and we should not deprive them of the freedom to marry whoever they want. Love can transcend gender and gender should not be the determining factor when it comes to love. If two men or two women love each other romantically, why stop them? It's something that makes them happy and we have no right to stop that happiness. If religious continue to comment on this topic, then why not just allow civil marriage, it's still marriage minus the religious ceremonies. I'm not saying this because I have LGBT friends, but rather I'm just trying to point out that there is no real harm regarding same sex marriage...

I Strongly disagree! its is because this is too immoral for our christian oriented country. We must preserve the dignity of our culture. Also it contrary to our Philippine law, according to Family code Article 1, the marriage is a special contract of a permanent union between a man and woman in establishment of conjugal and family life. So it stresses that only man and woman an marry each other because of hat e called procreation. If same sex ill be permitted, there is no conjugal life ill produce.

I Agree in this statement. I think it is good for our society. Now a days, lesbians and bisexuals are rapidly increasing. Here in U.S they are accept in society. It is because the are not a straggle in society, hence,they serve as a productive individuals in every field they belong. In Philippines, same sex relationship is increasing. It is much great if society accept there marriage to establish hat they can do.

Hindi po to maganda sa lugar nating pilipinas. Mga maaarte at conservative ang mga pilipino. at bilang pilipino taglay ko ang katangiang ito. ANg mga bakla at tomboy ay hindi nilikha ni god. Hindi nila kailangang isiksik ang sarili nila para lamang matanggap kung hindi sila kayang tanggapin. Kung talagang nagmamahalan sila, kahit alang kasal ok lang kasi alam nila sa sarili nila na may love.

I Agree with this. In korea, there is a couple ho is engage even they are both man. They have a right because they are also a individuals ho must gain respect and recognition as one of us.

for me it is bad because MARRIAGE is for/between the opposite sex according to the teachings of the BIBLE.

for me it is bad because MARRIAGE is for/between the opposite sex according to the teachings of the BIBLE.

For me it's bad also. Simply because it is not God's design of marriage.

for me its BAD kasi we are in a christian country so impossible talaga na mangyari yung same sex marriage dito satin.. men are created by God for women and vice versa if you are a homosexual enjoy it not to the extent of bringing this dream into legality it is against conduct and morality.

I dis agree in same sex marriage because man is only for a women and women is only for a man. And same sex is unholy. i dis agree in the same sex marriage.. and for all we know, most number of people ay hindi desirable ang issue n ito. And of course kailanagn natin sumunod sa batas natin kasi nakbase ang isang pamilya sa family code. Doon ntin mallaman kung anu ba talaga ang tunay kahulugan ng isang pamilya.

I have absolutely no grievance against gays and lesbians, they are in fact some of my greatest friends. However, I am against of it because first of all it is simply prohibited in our country and lastly I believe that marriage must be made between a man and a woman to procreate and not by the same sex even if it is legalized in some other country..

With all due respect to people belonging to the third sex, for me, same sex marriage is not good. Marriage is a sacred ceremony/rite and thus be in accordance with God's will. Men are made for women, and vice versa. Though same sex relationships are acceptable to the norm, it is still morally improper.

This is a pretty simple matter, I hate that it's an issue anyone even has to waste time on. One human should be able to create a legally recognized lifelong partnership with any other one human they so chose. This is basic freedom people.

bad, they are not abiding to God's rule they are not respecting God's word

I agree with it because it's their choice whether the same sex will marry each other just let them be is enough.we should not stop them cause it is their freedom of choice

same sex marriage? NO !! I consider homosexuality to be a spiritual and social illness. I see no reason why it should be encouraged nor should the gay or lesbian lobby force the mainstream public to accept their deviant lifestyle as "normal.".. Thus i am really against of it.

for me, i am not in favor. the Family code of the Philipppines define marriage as a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman...hence our jurisprudence does not allow same-sex marriages. one thing more is that our gender is attended at the time of our birth, and if not attended by error, will be immutable.( silverio vs. Republic). lastly, i would say it is inimical for our society because it would only give rise to possible increase in number of Sexually-communicable diseases.

im not in favor. only a man and a woman are the beings created by god and they have only the privileged to contract marriage. those gays and lesbians are inimical if they would contract marriage since they cannot assume the marital obligation of spouses( e.g. consortium). building up a family start in marrying each other...and having children to raise up. these the homosexuals cannot do.

not in favor! to consider the first place, our law does not allow same sex marriages since it is not a policy of our state. to legalize it would means amending some parts of our family code especially the very definition of marriage. homosexuals nowadays enjoys some rights and privileges since they are citizens of this country, however, not until ammendments are done, some of it like marriage are not allowed to them. consult our legislature.

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i am not in favor. to consider the first place, they are not recognized under our laws. secondly, why marry if other if they are happy already with each other. a marriage is a contract binding to the whole world and once contracted cannot be easily revoked. thirdly, under our law,homosexuality is a ground to severe a marriage, so the mere contract of marriage between homosexuals already severed their marriage. they would only violate what the law said.

Same sex marriage can be seen as both negative and positive depending on the persons point of view. For your own perspective,are you in favor or not in same sex marriage? Why and why not?

This is my answer to the question of John Christopher S. Santos. I am not favor of the same sex marriage. first of all, it is against the will of God. God says that marriage is between a man and woman and it is a sacred ceremony done with the presence of God. If we allow same sex marriage, its like us disrespecting God.

This is my answer to the question of John Christopher S. Santos. I disagree with same sex marriage. promoting same sex marriage for my own view as a kid is very immoral. i do not want to see people walking around and they have the same sex because i think that the it is like being uncivilized people.

This is my answer to the question of John Christopher S.Santos. I am in favor to the same sex marriage. why? because i think that living in a democratic country, we are allowed to do what we want as long as we are not injuring the rights of others. I thing that marrying with a your same sex, being practical, is not immoral. remember that follow what will make you happy. follow what your heart desire.

Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity .. Question: Are you in FAVOR of the same-sex marriage to be Legalized here in Philippine?? Why??

Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity .. Question: Are you in FAVOR of the same-sex marriage to be Legalized here in Philippine?? Why??

Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity .. Question: Are you in FAVOR of the same-sex marriage to be Legalized here in Philippine?? Why??

Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity .. Question: Are you in FAVOR of the same-sex marriage to be Legalized here in Philippine?? Why??

Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender identity .. Question: Are you in FAVOR of the same-sex marriage to be Legalized here in Philippine?? Why??

This is a reaction to the comment of Ms. Reinafel Estopin .. For me, I am NOT favor in same sex marriage to be legalized here in Phil., because it is inimical to the eyes of God and I believe that man is only for a women and women is only for a man.

This is a reaction to the comment of Reinafel M. Estopin .. I Agree, it's good because it's better to be in right side rather than be MISERABLE ! A little chance of happiness can feel in same sex marriage . That's my opinion, I believe that marriage is our chance to hold the person we love forever and that is the happiness that we want in our life.

This is a reaction to the comment of Reinafel M. Estopin .. for me, i am not in favor. the Family code of the Philippine define marriage as a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman...hence our jurisprudence does not allow same-sex marriages. one thing more is that our gender is attended at the time of our birth, and if not attended by error, will be immutable.And lastly, i would say it is inimical for our society because it would only give rise to possible increase in number of Sexually-communicable diseases.

same sex marriage is a big issue nowadays, even if its right or wrong for them, but as a person we still have the knowledge to make it right. Do you believe we can still make same sex marriage avoided?

I see same-sex marriage good as long as it doesn't harm and destroy any family, love exist in both parties. For you, Do you agree that same-sex marriage can adopt a child? Why?

I do not agree. Raising a child is not easy. They may be able to provide for his needs literally but the character that portrays a child of God. I don't think so.

Yes, as long as they are capable in supporting the child. but of course it has to undergo a due process wherein they will be test, to assure that adopting a child is reasonable.

Yeah, that's their way of building a family. atleast they're not doing anything wrong instead they're helping innocent lives. tsaka, kesa naman Aso anak nila di ba?

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