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.
Contributors/Online Moderators:
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.
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.
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I disagree with you Ms. i believe that Relationship doesn't require gender it requires love and respect for each other. We cannot stop people if they going to Married each other because it is their choice not ours.

I just read your comments regarding same sex marriage, for me same sex is not bad to our society as long as two people are inlove with each other ther's nothing wrong with it and who are we to stop someone to get married. It is bad when they engage themselves in crime. Let us look at the positive side of this matter not in the negative side.

For me Mr. Kencis John V. Sanstos Nowadays theres a lot of countries allowing same sex marriages but still they are devoted to our churches. Engaging in same sex marriages doesnt mean that you are a bad person.

I disagree with what you have said, same sex cannot pro-create but they can adopt children in the orphanage since there are many abandoned children, which will be a big help to our society. And marriage is not a permanent thing, there is what we call divorce. It doesn't matter whether it is a man-man or woman-woman as long as they love each other.

Escuse me Mr. Santos but for me its not disobidient with Gods will because we all know that they dont even wish to be like that so as a person they all have the rights to marry the one they love.As far as they dont do anything bad for the society I'm agree with same sex marriage.

I beg to disagree Mr. Francisco because even men and women who are partners are also positive in HIV virus. So dont say that same sex is bad.

i think we should be open minded to those lesbian and gays, they have there own right to get married to the people they loved. For me it is not bad to our society.


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