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.
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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 same sex marriage would destroy the institution of marriage also homosexual relationships are not marriage, homosexual relationships are harmful because marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by nature ordered towards the procreation and education of children,

I disagree because same sex marriage would destroy the institution of marriage also homosexual relationships are not marriage, homosexual relationships are harmful because marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by nature ordered towards the procreation and education of children,

hindi naman po sila magpapakasal dahil gusto lamang nilang magtalik . gusto nilang magpakasal dahil nagmamahalan po sila !!.

hindi naman po nilang ginustong maging isang gay or lesbian . at nasa tao na po yun kung tingin nila ay isang nakakadiring relasyon ang makipag-relasyon sa kaparehong kasarian ..

alam po nating kasalanan yun sa diyos . pero lahat po tayo ay ginawa nang diyos .at ang lahat ng ginawa ng diyos ay may dahilan . alam po nang diyos ang mangyayari sa ating buhay . hindi naman po nila ginusto maging ganun .

kaya po sila magpapakasal dahil nagmamahalan sila !! pwede naman po silang mag adopt ng bata . advantage nga po yun dahil magkakaroon ng pamilya ang isang batang naghahanap ng kalinga at pagmamahal .

I'm against same sex marriage. First of all it is against GOD'S designed.As you have said the Catholic church are against in same sex marriage.So that it is wrong to have a relationship in same sex.

GOD'S has planned for you even you are not already born in this World.We are accountable in all our actions.It is your choice to become a gay or lesbian and you don't choose what God's planned for you.

In this case we are not talking only about the law of the Philippines. The important is our GOD'S law that we need to respect and give importance.

We need to prove to the children that a family is composed of mother and father not in same sex marriage.

We need to prove to the children that a family is composed of mother and father not in same sex marriage.

Good day, I have read your comment and i understand your side about this matter. The issue here is about good or bad to our society, if everything is about just for fun, what will become to the future generation? being too liberated about our society does not gives a good implication to the morality of the youth

Hi, I just want to share my side about your post. I think we should not accept this, as per the Philippines is a very religious country; it is a very big sin to go agree on same sex marriage.

hi krencis! for me same sex marriage is not bad to our society.First, i want to answer you that, it is also said in the bible that you need to love anything that created by god and not only man and woman can be a parent to a child but also a same gender living together can be a parent. Secondly, they can help to our country's problem of being over populated country and they can also give an opportunity to those children in the orphanage who abandon by their true parents because same gender cannot produce their own child so that they will adopt for them to be called a family.

This is regard to your side about the same sex issue. Hugging the liberation to the society is not good to us. You’ve once said that it may be wrong to the eye of the society and a sin to the words of God, but I’ll answer your post to this simple question, Can you imagine your child kissing with the same gender he or she was?

it is not meant that being married is you to cite those private doings of couple and marriage is all about love that they respect each other that' s why they what to be married. As long as they didn't do anything to hurt other people why not.

Hello there, I just want to give my side about your post. They’ve once said that what you are today is what you choose to be. All of us humans know the difference of the right and wrong. They were just confused and influenced by wrong way of living, and they were the one who choose to be where they are.

I believe that this is part of a change that we have to accept. A change that can help our society grow and prosper by respecting and accepting reality. Same sex relationship is happening eons ago and same sex marriage is their way of showing their love like a normal couple can. there is no bad thing about it. they are human they also deserve what others can have and do.

being married with the one you love is not wrong and being married with the same gender is not being confused. They want to show to all who they really are by not hurting anyone, all they want is be respected as they respect us.And having respect is what they show when they're marrying the that they love even they are same gender, and respect is good to our society.

I just want to give my side about your comment. We all know that man is for a woman, but everybody is free to choose the person they want whether they are in the same sex. The only reason why people against same sex marriage is due to religious beliefs.

For me, pwedeng mag sama ang mag-kaparehong kasarian. Sabi nga nila marriage is all about love. So if they want to marry the same sex, why not? Some people frown upon it since they think it's a sin, but it's all about acceptance.

It doesn't mean that if we accept the same sex marriage we are now in a liberated country. All we need to do, is to give them opportunity to prove themselves.

Hi ! Mr. Peter Esteban, I disagree yes we don't have to blame those who are in same sex relationship but it doesn't mean that we have to accept the sex marriage. Because marriage is only made for woman and man and relationship between a husband which is a man and wife which is a woman. So its clearly says that marriage is not for same sex relationship.

I disagree on your comment Mr.Aron Buenaobra. It doesn't justify the meaning of marriage according to God's law. we believe that marriage is sacred in the eyes of god.

Hi jennifer, i beg to disagree to your point of view.Your against sex marriage because they can't bear child. So your pointing that marriage is just about having a baby, which is definitely not.Its not just about sex, its about love and how they will nurture each other behind their flaws.And that's what male-male, female-female or even common relationship can do, we're all just equal.

hi po mam jennifer .. nabasa ko po ang yung comment at para po sa akin good po ito alam naman po natin na dalawa lang ang ginawa ng tao ang BABAE AT LALAKE lamang . Pero sa ngayon po kasi dina talaga maiwasan na ang lalake sa lalake at babae sa babae . Sa aking obserbasyon po kasi kung san sila mas sasaya dun po sila . may pinsan po akong tomboy at may girlfriend siya i ask the girl kung bakit yung pinsan ko ang pinatulan nya at ang sabi nalang nya ay ito ' mayasa ako at mahal ko sya '. ayun lang po .. salamat :))

hi po mam jennifer .. nabasa ko po ang yung comment at para po sa akin good po ito alam naman po natin na dalawa lang ang ginawa ng tao ang BABAE AT LALAKE lamang . Pero sa ngayon po kasi dina talaga maiwasan na ang lalake sa lalake at babae sa babae . Sa aking obserbasyon po kasi kung san sila mas sasaya dun po sila . may pinsan po akong tomboy at may girlfriend siya i ask the girl kung bakit yung pinsan ko ang pinatulan nya at ang sabi nalang nya ay ito ' mayasa ako at mahal ko sya '. ayun lang po .. salamat :))

Hi ! I disagree on what are you saying For simply as that Man is for Woman and Woman is for Man.God provides that it is only for a man and woman.

hi po . nabasa ko po ang iyong comment pero sakin po sang ayon ako dahil karamihan na po sa atin ngayon ay mas masay sa kanilang partner kahit na sila ay same ..

same sex marriage or relationship of the same marriage doesn't cause HIV. HIV can get through unsafe and unclean sexual intercourse, and that's far from what you're talking about. Being a gay,lesbian or bisexual doesn't mean they are hiv positive.

"nakakadiring relasyon" to quote you sir Gaudencio Gerarcas Ilagan Jr,it's not right to judge other by merely seeing them having a relation with the same gender without doing any wrong act."Nakakadiri" are those person who do not do anything good to their country,to their fellow human, and to theirselves.

Yes you are right. Love is love. but i totally disagree for marriage is a holy sacrament that is given to a man and a woman, but nowadays people are breaking the covenant of God and keeps on creating there own wants and laws , breaking the natural law.

Hi lea vi Delara , no offense to your point of view. I think every person has it's own thought of being moral. Not just you, not just me even third gender has.They can teach moral values to their future family as well. Being a gay or lesbian is not a measurement of morality.

sa pananaw ko kasi ate lalaki at babae lang ang dapat magpakasal . kasi yun ang tama . oo wala naman silang ginagawa masama sa society pero dapat nilang maintindihan na hindi sila para sa isa"t isa

It is because marriage is the union of MAN and WOMAN as husband and wife. Not a union of either man and man or woman and woman. We should still nurture the traditional family values essential to our society. Besides, kaya merongmarriage para magkaron ng mga bata para sa next generation and it is legally accepted by our church and law.

ate hindi po lahat nang gusto nang isang tao makukuha . hindi lahat nang gusto pwedeng gawin. wag natin baguhin ang kasabihan ang babae para lang sa lalaki at ang lalaki para lang sa babae..

hi dear! we can also have a union of a same gender. Same sex marriage doesn't mean that our traditional family values will be vanish, a parent of a same sex can teach and also nurture this traditional aspect to the children and also, same sex marriage can help to the problem of our country of being over populated and they can give a chance to those child in orphanage who abandon by they real parent.

i know that only man and woman was created by God but in the bible, it is also said that love everything that created by God. In love,we can choose who ever we to be with us, as long as we do not hurt the feelings of anyone.

I just want to give my side about your comment. How can you say na pag-hanga lang ang nararamdaman nila? They want to get married because they love each other, hindi dahil sa pag-hanga lang. and also they can't control their feeling,kaya nga they fall in love with the same sex.

Para sakin disagree ako sa same sex marriage kasi iimagine mo naman kung yung mga tao sa paligid mo naghahalikan babae to babae o lalaki to lalaki kandiri kaya tignan yun hindi ko naman pinapatamaan yung mga may 3rd gender pero hindi maganda tignan yun lalo na sa mga mata ng bata, maguguluhan lang sila dahil ang babae para sa lalaki hindi babae to babae

it's wrong because the bible says so.

pare tungkol dyan sa pananaw mo mahinang basehan yan, dahil NAKAGISNAN na nating mga kristyano na babae at lalake lang ang kinakasal at nakasaad ito sa SAGRADONG KASULATAN.

DO NOT CONFUSE LOVE WITH LUST, *THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF LOVE*

no dont say that *Same sex marriage doesn't mean that our traditional family values will be vanish* it will destroy the union of husband and wife, which explores the nature of love. *TAKE NOTE THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF LOVE*

Comment: 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.

sorry but i dis agree with you .. children now has a large mind to handle the position of their parents either they are in same gender .. it is right to talk to their child first so that the confused that they feel is no longer and they are ready for what happen and being asked.

sorry but i dis agree with you .. children now has a large mind to handle the position of their parents either they are in same gender .. it is right to talk to their child first so that the confused that they feel is no longer and they are ready for what happen and being asked.

sorry but i dis agree with you .. children now has a large mind to handle the position of their parents either they are in same gender .. it is right to talk to their child first so that the confused that they feel is no longer and they are ready for what happen and being asked.

I don't think that marriage is all about procreation. For me, marriage is something that is a security and showing your true love to a person.You marry a person because you love him/her not because you wanted to have an offspring or whatsoever.

sorry but i dis agree with you .. children now has a large mind to handle the position of their parents either they are in same gender .. it is right to talk to their child first so that the confused that they feel is no longer and they are ready for what happen and being asked.

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