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.
 

To see how our MODERN ELearning Reviewers work, please try this 5-item sample:

An Open Letter to School Principals, Teachers, and Parents

 
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.
 
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.
 
NOTE: Click first the 'LIKE' button above (if you have not clicked yet) so that your comment/vote will be COUNTED. To invite friends to join the discussion, click the 'Send' button and click the 'Share' button below.
 
TAG: Same Sex Marriage: Good or Bad for our Society?

Subjects:

Comments

Although po we are living in a democratic country there is a limitation. We also can't do all things that we want in order to be happy. There are things that we should not do. Yes we are free to love and to be loved by anyone but for me po we can't marry the person that are same as ours. because of we should obey our God that we are created for man to woman and woman to man.

Good day po. For me po. I know that we have are freedom to be happy and to do what ever we like. but there are things that we can't do. We are free to love and to be love by anyone but for marriage I think we are contradicting to what our churches says. If you have time po, I hope that you can reply Thanks po. its for our assign in our logic class.

I have to disagree about this issue regarding same sex marriage, as what I can see, they don't really need to get married, they can be together even without marriage. Therefore, same sex marriage should not be legalize.

yes, it promotes equality but we can't ignore the fact that same sex marriage is against to the God's law or in the bible. Whether it is good or bad in the society it only depends on what people see it. Same sex relationship is okay, but getting married, it's overboard.

I was agree with some of advantages of same sex marriage but there are just some things that we should reconsider. And i think being together is fine, they didn't need to get married just to prove that they love each other so much. We should follow to God's order.

You have a point, but marriage is not a solution at all. Third gender can prove their relationship without the need of getting married. They can adopt even without getting married. Therefore, Same sex marriage should not be legalized.

First and foremost God created man and woman, and He designed this two to become one. How can you say there's nothing wrong with that? It's contradiction for what God has design for His us. It's also totally a sin :)secondly, you said that there's nothing wrong in the society for same sex marriage... but it turned out to be that society is basically as that human beings. If it is against the law of heaven it is also against here on earth.

Yes po I agree that we can't control if we are in love to a girl or boy. but we can control whether we will marry him/her or not. it's are decision but its not accepted to our society and church to got marry of the same sex. Marriage for the eyes of people and to God is sacred.

First and foremost God created man and woman, and He designed this two to become one. How can you say there's nothing wrong with that? It's contradiction for what God has design for His us. It's also totally a sin :)secondly, If it is against the law of heaven it is also against here on earth.

First and foremost God created man and woman, and He designed this two to become one. How can you say there's nothing wrong with that? It's contradiction for what God has design for His us. It's also totally a sin :)secondly, you said that there's nothing wrong in the society for same sex marriage... but it turned out to be that society is basically as that human beings. If it is against the law of heaven it is also against here on earth.

oo nga po wala po silang tinatapakang tao kaso ang marriage ay isang sakgrado sa simbahan na dapat nating igalang. kung ipagpapatuloy itong Same Sex Marriage ehh parang binastos natin ang sakramento ng kasal. Ang kasal ay para sa dalawang taong nagmamahalan na binubuo na isang lalaki at isang babae....

First and foremost God created man and woman, and He designed this two to become one. How can you say there's nothing wrong with that? It's contradiction for what God has design for His us. It's also totally a sin :)secondly, you said that there's nothing wrong in the society for same sex marriage... but it turned out to be that society is basically as that human beings. If it is against the law of heaven it is also against here on earth.

First and foremost God created man and woman, and He designed this two to become one. How can you say there's nothing wrong with that? It's contradiction for what God has design for us. It's also totally a sin :)secondly, you said that there's nothing wrong in the society for same sex marriage... but it turned out to be that society is basically as that human beings. If it is against the law of heaven it is also against here on earth.

I disagree to the Same Sex Marriage because marriage is a connection between male and female who love each other to form a family and it is a holy sacrament.

I think if one person choose to have a life-time partner why not? to go on same sex marriage as long as you love each other and your happy with your decision its not bad to the society either..

Marriage shouldn't be about gender! its all about Love, If we are living in a democracy then we have the right to be treated equally.

I Agree in same sex marriage because i believe that god is not judgemental like other people. God understand each one of us, there's no problem in loving same gender.

I believe that you should LOVE and Married who you want YOU should live it the way you want it. People say that you only live once, so take the one life and LIVE IT! Everybody has their own life, i don't get why people always try to live someone else by telling them who they can or can not marry! This is your life don't let anybody tell you how to live it.

I don't think it's right. I don't get how a girl can be into a girl or a guy can be into a guy unless it's simply attraction. Attraction means lust which is wrong and marriage is about love, so i bet to disagree.

Same sex is not bad in our society, why don't we look at it in a positive way, like it will lessen our population.. gays now a days are one of the most successful human why don't we let them express their happiness by getting married to the one they love.

Hi Ms. Kristine, sorry but I disagree in your comment about the same sex marriage because We all know that our God only created a man and a woman and it is a sin of marrying a same gender.

Hi po.“A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

There's nothing wrong with the same sex marriage. The only reason why people are against same sex marriage is due to religious beliefs.

Hi, sorry but I have to disagree with your statement. Let's say that in other country that same sex marriage is legal but here in Philippines which is known as a religious country that's why we cannot easily accept the fact that same sex marriage will be legalized.

Hi, I disagree with your statement because having a sex marriage is not good to our society. Same sex gender must not disobey the policies of our God because woman are only for man and also man are only for woman. Third sex must be contented because they are free to express their feelings and who really they are.

I don't agree that people cannot control their feelings to a person they love. And having a same sex married is a sin to God and not all people will accept that kind of relationship.

Sorry if i disagree with your comment in relation to Mr. Inabangan's. It doesn't mean that if we agree with the same sex marriage we are now a liberated country. There is nothing wrong when two people at the same sex wants to get marry.

I Agree in same sex marriage because i believe that god is not judgemental like other people. God understand each one of us, there's no problem in loving same gender.

I beg to disagree with same sex marriage. I know that homosexuals are now welcome in our society, but let us not forget that God only made man and woman, not gay and lesbians or in short... homsexuals. A lot of homosexuals have already got married, but don't you think about how the society will be affected with this? Especially with children. Children will get confused with what their genders are. HOW WILL CHILDREN KNOW THE TRUTH BETWEEN GENDERS? We all know that 3rd sex are accepted in our society, or in our generation. But think about those people who are AGAINST the idea of same sex marriage. Not all new things are right, not all ideas are right. We have different ways of understanding. Some accept the 3rd sex party, but let us not push it farther... to be married with the same sex.

marriage shouldn't be about gender, it should be about love. And They're still man and woman. and it depends on that person if he or she is married and commit to other girl or boy.

I think same sex marriage wont work on our society,,even if you say it is love..in our tradition,marriage is sacred and should be respected..moreover, same sex marriage is against in the development of a FAMILY which is he basic unit of our society...:D

Yes, marriage is about love. But will it be right to be married with the same sex? Love isn't always right. About what you're saying... "they're still man and woman". Yes, they're bodies are in the right gender, but the way they love a person in the same sex is not good to the extent that they will marry them because of the "love" that they say to that person with the same sex. I will understand that a gay and a lesbian will get married, which already have happened. But I won't be able to agree with idea of having two same sex person getting married.

for me its not that bad, because if you will see it thoroughly the third genders may help our society, like for example they cannot produce children and it will be a big help to our community and also to those children who wants to have a family. And for me marriage is symbolize legality of showing that the two person love each other, to show other people that gender is not an excuse for those people to love. And A GAY can LIVE as a loving WIFE because In her heart and soul he is a SHE. and as for a lesbian he can also live as a responsible husband even if their features told them that they are not fit.but their hearts shouted that they are into it.

I think that same sex marriage is not appropriate in our society..it is not only about the 2 persons involve because religious aspects are also concerned..If what they feels is really right and true love they must know their limitations as creatures of God..

.. if its violated the family code then why they agreed to the same sex marriage. right? And MARRIAGE can also be capable in a GAY and LESBIANS because in the heart of a gay lies a heart of a woman and vice versa. they can both capable of loving each other as a true man and a woman. and they can also build a happy family even they are in the same gender.

I'm not against the third sex/gender but I'm not in favor of the same sex marriage or relationship because for me a real marriage is only between a man and a woman as said in the holy bible...furthermore,,if you are talking about children or orphans, couples with problems in having a child may have them..moreover children who have parents in the third gender group may not understand their situation well and may be bullied by others..

we can agree that same-sex marriage is not the route God instructed us or intended for us. However, we can also agree that an unhealthy heterosexual marriage is not the route God instructed or intended either. As soon as they love each other, for me there's nothing wrong in gay and lesbi marriage.

For me, same sex marriage is against the bible teachings, and the persons involve in this matter should not only think about their feelings but also about what God says about the sacred marriage..Marriage should be holy..A man is only destined to a woman..as we all know, everything has its limitations..If the persons involve in this matter knows what is right and just, then they should not only follow their hearts but also their minds..

I totally disagree, It will violates our law and commandments of God.

.. i am a christian but im not in favor that only man and a woman can do the marriage. it may also apply to every human beings even if in the same sex. and there is a thought that "love conquers all". and marriage is on the top of that.!. and "there is no bully if there is nothing to bullied." its only mean that if you really love , accept and respect the person who adopt you even if its third gender you cannot be bully by other.

I totally disagree.It will violates our law and commandments of God.

Hi Belza!regarding on your opinion I strongly disagree that "A gay can live as a loving wife" as far as same sex marriage is concerned how could a gay be a loving wife where in fact we cannot deny that he is still a man.

....yes marriage is build by to people who is inlove to each other.. and the third gendered are capable of loving so there is no violation in the sacred of marriage. because the foundation of marriage is love, faith, trust, acceptance and respect. yes marriage is not only form in MAN and WOMAN but also IN HEART AND SOUL. so there is nothing wrong if they will both end up to marriage.

. yes infact that the gay is still a man,, but what im trying to say in my statement is that a man, that is a gay in particular can live as loving wife in terms of doing the duties and responsibilities of a woman, by loving his husband and children by doing the chores.etc.

Hi Fitz! regarding on your comment that you are in favor in same sex marriage I guess it shouldn't be treated in that way because as far as god's law is concerned he only created two individual Adan(man) and Eve (woman.A gay will always be a man.

I am disagree on your comment because being marriage in same sex is against in the eyes of god. And according to the bible man is for woman and woman is for man their is no same sex to be made.

No it is not bad. Did God tell a man cannot marry a man or a woman cannot be with a woman, no right? So who are we to tell them that it is not the right thing to do? There are some straight couples out there taking drugs, doing illegal things. Even the Pope Francis asking us also asking his self who we are to judge them.

Hello Ms. Kristinejoy Valbuena, I want to say that I disagree to What are you trying to say, because How did you know if their doing is Bad or Good? and How can you say that it is a good idea when it confuses other, if its right or wrong. Philippines is a religious country, you cannot say if other country can do it, Why Philippines cannot? For me Don't question it, because you know that our country cannot accept that.

Filipino people are now slowly accepting the fact that same sex marriage cannot be forever disallowed and it is not their burden on how kids would understand this things it is their parents job to do it.

.

Pages

Sponsored Links