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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In your opinion, are you agree for same sex marriage for our country or not? Why?

I do agree in same sex marriage because it is not important for what is your gender. If you are a lesbian, gay or not. What is important is your love to each other and you are happy. Though same sex marriage is banned to our country, Philippines. But not in other countries like America therefore their are some people believing for what is the matter the most is love not the gender.

I do agree in same sex marriage because it is not important for what is your gender. If you are a lesbian, gay or not. What is important is your love to each other and you are happy. Though same sex marriage is banned to our country, Philippines. But not in other countries like America therefore their are some people believing for what is the matter the most is love not the gender.

I am disagree. The marriage is sacred. It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage. We are all god's made. And we have to respect the church for we to respect god.

I don't agree in same sex marriage simply because marriage is a union between a man and woman and not with the same sex.

Being member of the third sex society, I believe that the best solution for this issue is to remove government from the business of marriage altogether.Marriage should be a sacred trust between two consenting individuals or should i say marriage is a sacrament that two loving people bestow upon each other. I do not regard gender as an issue here. What is important is their love and desire to live together in a committed lifelong relationship.

Same-sex marriage is also known as gay marriage, it is marriage between two persons of the same biological sex. Do you you think the two married man can raise their adopted child properly?

Same-sex marriage is also known as gay marriage, it is marriage between two persons of the same biological sex. Do you you think the two married man can raise their adopted child properly?

I don't think so. I think every child needs an attention of a mother.There's a big difference of how a mother take care of her child. If both sex are taking care of a child it can possibly be like them or be stubborn. Everyone's need a love and care of a mother.And God creates a female to be a partner of a Man?

For me, 50 % yes and 50 % no.. why NO.? .because they are both men and they lack capabilities of raising a child in terms of motherhood care. and why YES? they can provide all the necessities of the child but they cant provide the love and care that a mother has for her children

yes, it depends on the quality of the two individual on how they will raise their adopted baby. There's a normal family with a wife and a husband but still they don't have the capabilities raise it so I say a sex of a person is not a reason to overcome a specific duty.

Most religions consider homosexuality a sin. It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage. It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society. Many people believe the gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged. Both cannot be biological parents of their own children. Minor reduction in revenues due to additional tax break to homosexual couples in marriages. Many tax breaks for couples were designed with the idea of relieving burden from a family in mind. However, homosexual couples are less likely to have children then heterosexual couples. The possibility of same-sex marriage requires social reconsideration of the meaning of "marriage". This is an inherently stressful situation for some people. Standards for marriage in the United States are generally set by individual states. Currently, opposite-sex marriages in one state are generally honored in all the other states, and by the Federal government. If some states allow and recognize same-sex marriages while other states do not, the legal landscape becomes very confusing. Further, there are now same-sex couples whose marriages have subsequently been threatened by revocation of the laws which permitted them through legislative or judicial action. Many of the legal rights can be bestowed with civil-unions or designated beneficiaries.

Most religions consider homosexuality a sin. It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage. It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society. Many people believe the gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged. Both cannot be biological parents of their own children. Minor reduction in revenues due to additional tax break to homosexual couples in marriages. Many tax breaks for couples were designed with the idea of relieving burden from a family in mind. However, homosexual couples are less likely to have children then heterosexual couples. The possibility of same-sex marriage requires social reconsideration of the meaning of "marriage". This is an inherently stressful situation for some people. Standards for marriage in the United States are generally set by individual states. Currently, opposite-sex marriages in one state are generally honored in all the other states, and by the Federal government. If some states allow and recognize same-sex marriages while other states do not, the legal landscape becomes very confusing. Further, there are now same-sex couples whose marriages have subsequently been threatened by revocation of the laws which permitted them through legislative or judicial action. Many of the legal rights can be bestowed with civil-unions or designated beneficiaries.

Most religions consider homosexuality a sin. It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage. It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society. Many people believe the gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged. Both cannot be biological parents of their own children. Minor reduction in revenues due to additional tax break to homosexual couples in marriages. Many tax breaks for couples were designed with the idea of relieving burden from a family in mind. However, homosexual couples are less likely to have children then heterosexual couples. The possibility of same-sex marriage requires social reconsideration of the meaning of "marriage". This is an inherently stressful situation for some people. Standards for marriage in the United States are generally set by individual states. Currently, opposite-sex marriages in one state are generally honored in all the other states, and by the Federal government. If some states allow and recognize same-sex marriages while other states do not, the legal landscape becomes very confusing. Further, there are now same-sex couples whose marriages have subsequently been threatened by revocation of the laws which permitted them through legislative or judicial action. Many of the legal rights can be bestowed with civil-unions or designated beneficiaries.

In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Filipino girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.

In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Filipino girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.

“In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Filipino girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.”

“In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Filipino girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.”

In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Filipino girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.

I think it is bad because god created man for women not man to man nor women to women

Even though we live in a free country and i personally respect everyones point of view, i have to disagree with this one. I believe that marriage was meant to be between a man and woman. Although thats only my opinion, I would love to hear from others. Like I've said this is my opinion and i don't mean to offend anyone.!!! But i think it's a great topic to talk about! so go ahead and take time to answer the question

As the holy scripture says, homosexual activity is a sin. Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. Therefore such act being a choice and a sin according to the holy bible, promoting same-sex marriage which is a kind of disobedience to God's will encourages transgression of a religious or moral law.

Okay, we are now in a rapid changing world but I would not support the same sex marriage. Simply because, I personally believe that marriage is a sacred thing. Anyhow, I respect the same sex relationship.

Here in Philippines same sex relationship is not accepted, because of our religious orientation. But for my opinion they are just people who found love with same gender cause they understand better.

i agree, because they cant control their feelings for each other kse eh, ndi nmn po nten kayang diktahan kung ano ba tlga ung gusto nila, lets give a chance nmn po na maging masya :)

same sex marriage is not accepted by all but i personally think that if you both truly love each other no matter what gender or circumstances are it doesn't matter as long as you believe in your partner and love his/her it doesn't matter what other people will say live your life.

I am against the same sex marriage for the reason that it violates the family code of the Phil., and and it can degrade the filipino traditions and practices, and it is also the gender role or the identity crises may arise that they confuse whom they are boy or girl respectively. And the marriage is a sacred union between the husband and wife creating a new life.

I am in favor of same sex marriage because not just because I am a 3rd sex or the so called a gay it sounds biased pero para sa akin ito ung pinaka safe na paraan para maabot mo yong mga pangarap mo sa buhay at be practical, marami na ngayon ang nag papractice nito sa Pilipinas. As I can observe the Family nowadays is no longer sacred marami na ngayong nagsasama na M to M or F to F, para lamang matugunan ang bugso nang damdamin. I hope that you respect my stand. Thankyou .

PABOR AKO PRE, sapagkat ito'y magandang paran para hindi dumami ang populasyon sa Pinas, haha!!

I am in FAvor...for me ukie lang kc for me marriage is all about love its not about gender!!..as long as u love each ader walang problima...love is d main foundation of marriage not gender!!

I proudly disagree to same sex marriage. Although I'm not degrading the freedom of the homosexuals. It can demerit the respect of marriage as a sacred act of the two persons entering into a social institution. The two homosexuals are not deprive of loving another, they are only deprive of marriage to their love one, hence the marriage is an act to solidifying their relationship. In above, they mention that it can help orphanages because the two couple-homosexual are cannot practice pro-creation, I will contradict it, having a marriage doesn't mean that you gain a privilege or right that you can adopt a child, but also the couple who are not married can also adopt a child in the orphanage. Another, they say that the matter of marriage is love, then if the only matter is love why they need marriage? where there is an instance that the couple of man and woman solidify their relationship having without marriage. A marriage is a holy tradition practicing many years ago, this is a union of man and a woman and it takes so much time and research to change this heritage.

disagree ako sa sinabe ni Mr. Canon dahil ayon sa ating batas lahat ng tao ay pantay-pantay kung ano ang nakukuha ng babae at lalake ganun din ang mga LGB. Kung sakali mang mapasa ang same sex marriage isang positibong epekto ay makakatulong sila sa population control at kokonti ang mga batang ulila sa pilipinas at isa pa malaking epekto ito sa pamilya upang matanggap nila ang kamag-anak nilang bading o tomboy, maging bukas ang kanilang kaisipan sa ganitong isyu.

equality kase yung siniseek nila. Nag kakaroon kase tayo ng racial discrimination pag dating sa mga homosexuals. isa akong katoliko hindi ako against sa mga sinasabe ng simbahan ang gusto ko lang ipahatid ay may karapatan ding lumigaya ang mga third sex in the way na ikinaliligaya din ng mga straight. The highest form of love is marriage so pano mong masasabe na hindi kaylangan sa taong nag mamahalan ang kasal? kinakasal ang mag sing-irog kase gusto nila at mahal nila ang isa't isa at may binitawang pangako sila sa harap ng panginoon.

I think it's bad to the society, because here in our country is very religious and it might affect the children, and it is sacred.And God creates a female to be a partner of a Man.

Base on my opinion, humans are created with equal rights and equal privileges. i think there is nothing wrong in having a relationship with your same sex or marrying one. As long as it makes you happy, as long as your are not hurting anybody then go for it.

I definitely disagree on you opinion about same sex marriage. I think its not right or its not normal for a human being, where in fact we are the animal with the highest form of knowledge to marry someone who has the same sex.

I respect the LGBT society. But in my opinion, I am not in favor of "Same Sex Marriage", it's not good in our society. Let us respect the sanctity of Marriage. In the Catholic teachings, the Marriage or the the so-called Matrimony is one of the Seven Sacraments that is visible sign that instituted by Jesus Christ, to give grace. The Sacrament of Marriage is, first and foremost, a sign and symbol of this love. Marriage is a sacrament of the self-giving love which two people offer to each other. The love which a couple have for each other mirrors the love God has for men and women. On the other hand, Homosexuals are human persons with their intrinsic human dignity that should be respected by people of all races, colors, and creeds. And in the event that a man and another man or a woman and another woman want to live together, this they do at their own personal accountability. Such togetherness can be called a “Partnership,” a “Venture,” a “Contract,” an “Agreement” or whatever, but Marriage it is not! It takes more but mere human preference to alter the Law of Nature.

Im disagree withsame sex marriage.. For example in gay marriage ..they will say marriage is about love, not about gender. Wrong. Many, many cultures permit arranged marriages. They are not about love, but they are respected in their cultures. They said that marriage is a civil right and gays have to be treated equally. Well, marriage is an institution, that society has set up between a man and a woman. It has always been defined as between a man and woman.What gays want is to challenge society to respect their lifestyle as equal to traditional heterosexual relationships, and they are using marriage as the venue for this challenge. Human life is sacred. If you accept that human life is sacred then you must also accept that the origin of human must also be sacred. All human life has its origin in the heterosexual union. No human life has its origin in the homosexual union. Therefore, only the heterosexual union can be regarded as sacred. Only heterosexual marriage is real marriage.

For me marriage with same sex is bad but it doesn't mean na nang didiscriminate ako, honestly speaking i am one of them but it still depends to a person how they handle they're realtionship.

Same sex marriage is not applicable in Philippines law and i know it's bad to the society, but honestly speaking i'm one of them and I still believed that it is still depends on how they handle they're relationship.And no one will control the feelings of a person.

There are certain acts which are, by nature is immoral and with respect to the issue the problem which i think is necessary to resolve or atleast to be answered first is whether the act is according to one's nature or not. If a person is just acting according to his nature then his action must not be condemned. Based on studies that I have already read, homosexuality is not by choice hence homosexuals are just acting by their nature leading to the conclusion that engaging to such is not immoral.

The society will benefit if there will be more couples who are unable to have child of their own. This will lessen the population and the number of unwanted pregnancy. Also there will be more people who will want to adopt children. Let us not discriminate homosexuals much more to treat them like they are less human. Who are we to hinder two persons who love each other truly?

Most people who disagree to ssm or even Discriminate homosexuals are skeptic and narrow-minded. They base their stands on the fact that ssm is against the long-endured tradition. History itself proves that there are some traditions and customs which must be abolish for the reason that it is already illogical and impractical to employ. For me not allowing same-sex marriage is a long-endured tradition which must be abolish.

. . I am disagree with same sex marriage and it is not good for our society because it contrary to the law of God and marriage is only for men and women. I am not depriving all the homosexual but being homosexual is already a sin yung pagpapakasal pa kaya.

for me same sex marriage is not bad because love is blind it doesn't matter the gender is.

Same sex marriage for me, is bad for our society. Why? Because if our society were going to accept it,it will be against to the law of God that men are for women only or vice versa and not men for men or women for women. It will be against to our constitution also.

i disagree with the same sex marriage because marriage is only for male and female. i am not again's with lesbian or gays but it is not good because marriage a divine thing.

Same sex marriage for me, is bad for our society. Why? Because if our society were going to accept it,it will be against to the law of God that men are for women only and not for same sex. It will be against to our constitution and to our culture also.

Im not in favor of it . Marriage is sacred bond between two people who truly love each other. A man and a woman are only the beings created by God and to only have the right to contract marriage. Only man and woman can build up a family when they start marrying each other and having kids to raise up, these are the things that a homosexuals cannot do if they got married.

Same sex marriage for me, is bad for our society. Why? Because if our society were going to accept it,it will be against to the law of God that men are for women only and not for same sex. It will be against to our constitution and to our culture also.

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