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.
 
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 disagree because this is not all about orphanage. all of us wants to have a parents that consumed of 1 mother and father. and we all know that fathers excel in reducing antisocial behavior and delinquency in boys and sexual activity in girls.

Hi Aron..regarding on your opinion that you are in favor of same sex marriage I guess its not good,as far as god's law is concerned he only created two genders one woman and one man if you're going to look into it its against the law of god.When it comes in adopting child you should consider the things that may happen when they grow up they will be confused.

Hi Ms. Joanne Quebec, sorry but I disagree about your Comment. Not only Love can 2 people get 1 because you need trust and you need some Privacy in life, and I know that you want a peaceful life, How can you marry in same gender if when other people look at you is like a criminal, And How long is that Love When the man of your dream is right next to you or the right man for you is now their. Yes we have own Freedom, but how can you say that you are free if your decision is to get what you want? For me not only what you want is, you should think if that is good for you, and for your reputation. You want to respect, how did they respect you if your decision is not good.

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.

first of all, laws can be amended by the people in the government and by the people that seeing things not because it is bad but because they know that there is something good about it.

i'm not in favor of your statement because this is not about a population it talks about respect in our sacred marriage here in the Philippines.

Hi Peter..I honestly respect your opinion about being in favor on the issue about same sex marriage,I know that the church won't be able to control the fact that same sex marriage exists but this issue is violating gods will.There's nothing wrong if we are going to abide gods law right?

Hello Mr. jedtrampe, sorry but I disagree to you but If government remove, not only some People Disagree because even if without government our church will not allow it, because our country is religious unlike other country, we have a strong fate. Gender is an issue here, because if not we don't have a controversial issue like this, that all people here in Philippines did not ignore it.You are right that marriage is a sacrament but it's only for man and woman not for man to man and woman to woman.

Marrying same sex doesn't mean that you are not following God's rule. It is simply following the things that will make you happy and complete as a person.

I dis agree on your statement because same sex marriage is a very sacred in our country. although you have a free to choice who they are and Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.

yes i agree with you that man can love same his gender but in our natural law at family law, the marriage of a and a woman are only acceptable. According to that law, the couple is compose of one man and one woman that can produce an offspring. Not unlike to same sex, it cannot produce an offspring. :))

I disagree to you pare. We all know that the same sex relationship is widely progressive. We respect those relationship but in terms of marriage, We cannot consider or respect that relationship because we know that marriage is compose of different sex which is man and woman..

Hi, I've red your comment about the same sex marriage. Im just going to express my side :)) and I'm not criticizing your post but for me our country should legalize the same sex marriage. We all know that they cannot bear their own child but they do want to have. In that case they are going to adopt child from orphanage they will be the instrument for a brighter future of the orphan. and also we cannot control them and we dont have the right too.

i agree in terms of decreasing of population but I totally disagree because god created man and woman. Marriage is a sacrament. Man and Woman are the only persons to get marry and create a family..

I do believe into same sex marriage although marriage is sacred and it is only made for man and woman. Nowadays, in our society it is acceptable. They only just want to prove themselves to the people who judged them that they have the right to show who they are.

I disagree because if we accept the same sex marriage, we act like being immoral.

Oo tama ka ang lalaki ay para sa babae pero paano kung sinasaktan naman ng lalaki ung babae? Wala nga silang product na mabubuo pero pwedE silang mag ampon which is makakapagbigay sa bata ng pagkakataon para lumaki ng may nag aarugang mga magulang. Doon naman sa pagtatalik na sinasabi mo pwede silang gumamit ng condom para hindi magka HIV. Society naman ang pinag uusapan natin dito at hindi kung anung tama na nakasaad sa bible kaya good sila

Hello Kristine :D Regarding on your comment I dont agree with it. First thing is who are we to judge others?We ourselves we dont want to be judge by others. We cannot always follow what is being stated on that Family Code. Because Nowadays, our society starts to accept the fact that same sex marriage cannot be hindered forever.

I believe that it is God who created all the human beings. Woman, man, bisexual or whatever the gender preference is, it’s still a human being and that’s what matters most. There is no doubt that many people are going to be happy when same sex marriage is allowed. So saying that same sex marriage is disobedient to God is like saying that happiness is disobedient to God too. About the issue of confusion of children, I think we are knowledgeable enough to explain to them what’s going on. In fact, that’s the reason why we have parents, to guide children in times of confusion or better yet misconception. It may not be written in the bible, but I believe that God has a purpose why there are bisexuals in the society. With regards to the population, isn’t it more favorable if our population decreases? With poverty being our country’s major problem, I’m pretty sure reproduction isn’t that healthy. And besides, it’s not like everyone in the world are bisexuals.

MARRIAGE?It is not marriage.Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman. Same-sex “MARRIAGE"” is something entirely different.And it is also against the law and most importantly to God.

MARRIAGE?It is not marriage.Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman. Same-sex “MARRIAGE"” is something entirely different.And it is also against the law.That's why those people are proposing it to be legalized. And most importantly it is against to God.

Hi Jennifer, I respect your opinion but I disagree with your answer, let me share my side about this, same sex marriage is not totally bad to our society because nowadays marrying is not only applies for man and woman it can be for those who have the same gender. Having same sex marriage doesn't mean that they violates Gods will and rule. It simply following the things that makes their life more happier and that is a human right to be happy, regardless of your sexual orientation that you have to pursue your happiness.

tama ka na ang lalaki ay para sa babae pero paano kung sinasaktan naman nila ang isa't isa both mental and physical aspect? wala nga silang mabubuo na baby but magbibigay ito ng chance para sa mga bata sa bahay ampunan na magkaroon ng isang pamilya at lumaki ng may gabay ng magulang and about doon sa HIV pwede naman silang gumamit ng condom para maprevent yung sakit. At ang huli ang pinagtatalunan po natin is kung good sila sa society at hindi kung anong tama ang nakasaad sa bible

Hi jennifertama ka na ang lalaki ay para sa babae pero paano kung sinasaktan naman nila ang isa't isa both mental and physical aspect? wala nga silang mabubuo na baby but magbibigay ito ng chance para sa mga bata sa bahay ampunan na magkaroon ng isang pamilya at lumaki ng may gabay ng magulang and about doon sa HIV pwede naman silang gumamit ng condom para maprevent yung sakit. At ang huli ang pinagtatalunan po natin is kung good sila sa society at hindi kung anong tama ang nakasaad sa bible

Hi Mr.Rafael, Regarding on your opinion about same sex marriage, I'm disagree on your comment because same sex marriage is not a big problem in our society. We are living in a democratic country so that we have the freedom to choose who are going to be with even if you have a same gender and did God tell his people about something goes wrong when you get married with your same gender. The only thing that should matter here is LOVE. :)

are you saying that marriage is only for man and women? i would say your definitely cause marriage is for two person who love each other no matter if they have same sex. And your right that its against the law and in the will of God but if you observe you can see a women and men divorcing and hurting each other now tell me which is more against the law the same sex marriage or hurting the person you married? and i will ask you is there any verse in bible that says "you don't ever love your same sex/gender" ?

Good day miss, but which is more not appropriate the same sex marriage which work and last long or the marriage between men and women that end up hurting each other and divorcing? And in the bible tell that love your kind right? correct me if that is not in the bible

i respect your opinion but somehow i disagree in some point yeah your right that against bible teaching but hurting your husband/wife is also against the bible. Also I think they know what is right because they choose to be there self and not pretending to be a man/women and beside person in same sex marriage is working better that normal marriage see some statistic research about divorce it might surprise you.

about your comment po. disagree po kasi ako sa sinabi mo.. kahit cool pa yan o hindi. pero mali pa din yung makipagrelasyon sa kaparehas po..

ang masasabi ko lang sayo corina. kahit sa mata pa ng diyos yan hindi mo naman masasabi diba. walang basagan ng trip. sabihin na nating masama, ano pa magagawa nyo ganito talaga kami. masaya kami sa pagiging ganto pangit naman kung magpapanggap kami diba? mas lalabas na hindi kami totoo.

okay naiintindhan kita pero alam ko naman po iyon. sana wag nyo po isipin na diskriminasyon yung ginagawa ko.

Sana nga hindi ganun yung ginagawa niyo..

Hi Kristinejoy, I disagree in your comment.It is bad in our society to see a same sex to be marriage, because first of all its not yet legal in our country and its bad for those children who see that things, it can bring curiosity in their mind.

Hi Mr. alvarez, I strongly disagree in your comment. Yes it can bring equality, but its not acceptabe in our country to see same sex to be marriage.

Hi Mr.Sison, I disagree in your comment. Same sex marriage is not acceptable in our country. Yes, they can adopt kids, but its not good to the kids to see their parents same man or same girl.

Hi Ms. Formalejo. I strongly disagree in your comment. Marriage is not all about love, man and women get married because of love and to have their own family. How can two same sex produce a baby?

yes, we're living in democracy but same sex married is not accepted in our constitution, so the sacred marriage is only for man and woman.

we both know that our God is not judgmental. yes, there's no wrong with same sex relationship but getting married of same sex is too overboard and also unacceptable in our country.

Hi Ms Kristine joy I respect your opinion about this issue, but for me same sex marriage is bad for our society because it can make confusion to the teenagers specially to all the children if a man marries also a man.

Sir I respect your opinion, but for me it is not necessary for those two people (same sex) to get married because if they really love each other even though they were not married, they still continue to love and care for one another.

I respect your stand about this issue, but for me as a Filipino we do not need to mimic the law of other countries just to say were in. And also Filipinos are noted to be conservative.

I respect your opinion but I don't agree to what you've said, we have the control and we have the knowledge as a human being to what is right to what is wrong but many of us do not do the right thing. We all know that sex marriage is immoral so we should not agree to same sex marriage.

Bad din yun sa society kasi ano nalang ang future ng bansa natin kung naipatupad ang same sex marriage diba ? sabihin na nating mag aampon pero hindi sila magiging magandang halimbawa sa bata at kapag tumanda at nasa maayos na kaisipan na sya ay magtatanong at magtatanong pa din yun kung bakit nasa parehong kasarian mga magulang nya.

i am not in favor in same sex marriage because as a christian, i respect what the holy bible said, i am not discriminating those homosexual but we need to follow first the doctrine because is our own salvation, and also i do believe that it is bad to our society because the behavior of the children are affected.if we are always think our own happiness,what could be the next?

i am not in favor in same sex marriage because as a christian, i respect what the holy bible said, i am not discriminating those homosexual but we need to follow first the doctrine because is our own salvation, and also i do believe that it is bad to our society because the behavior of the children are affected.if we are always think our own happiness,what could be the next?

Hi Mr.Francisco.I strongly disagree in your comment.For me, their is no wrong with same sex marriage as long as they both happy and contented.

Hi Mr. Inabangan's, sorry but i disagree in your comment. Yes we know that we are not liberated country, but it's 2014, we have new generation now. And it's not bad for our society, as human we have independence to choose our partner. It's better to respect those third sex.

Hi Mr.Bojador, Sorry but i disagree your comment.Same sex marriage is not bad for our society as long as they don't hurt anyone.

Hi Ms. Valera, I disagree in your comment. There's no wrong with same sex marriage, as long as they both happy and they love each other. In other country same sex marriage is legal, I hope that in our country they do the same. Give respect for those third sex, because they also human who get hurt.

.. so according to your comment you mean to say that you are agree in the same sex marriage, and the law you were talking about is the barrier to those people who wants to legalized their relationship to be accepted and also there is a thought that all is the same in love and war. also to produce their offspring that you were saying, they can hire a baby maker and use the artificial insemination.

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