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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sorry but i disagree with your statement .everyone has the right to choose which person they want to love or to marry. when it comes to the child ,we can talk them in about situation clearly so that they know how to handle it.

sorry but i disagree with your statement .everyone has the right to choose which person they want to love or to marry. when it comes to the child ,we can talk them in about situation clearly so that they know how to handle it.

Excluding the children of same-sex couples from those benefits causes severe harm to those children, without providing any benefit to the children of opposite-sex parents.

for me ,choosing opposite sex now is not important because they cannot stop it if you are already in love either they are the same in gender.We can choose the person we want but it is important to love yourself first.

You're saying that if Same Sex Marriage is Legalized in other Countries , we must Legalized it too ??? If they were the children of lesbian mothers, they are mre likely to be currently cohabiting.

what's the problem of same sex ?. I agree of that same sex marriage either it is not approved by our bible but now they can achieved their legal marriage because in other country they agreed it and they have no problem for that.

i disagree with your statement because for me same sex marriage has no problem as long as they love each other and they cannot do harm for our society.remember , some of this people brings honor to our country.

i can only say is i dont care what people thinks and its not my fault if they implement it.

wrong to indulge them anyway because we granted to them in their public relationship not the same sex merriage.

basically wrong to indulge therein.yes they love each other but still wrong to marry same sex

Nigel even turn enforce this law still prolong the population in the Philippines is not preventable.

to miss jam reyes: hi jam, i disagree what you said because according to the bible Roma 1:27At gayon din naman ang mga lalake, na nang iwan na ang katutubong kagamitan sa mga babae, ay nangagningas sa kanilang karumihan ng pita ang isa't isa, na gumagawa ng kahalayan ang mga lalake sa mga kapuwa lalake, at tumatanggap sa kanilang sarili ng kagantihan ng kanilang pagkakamali. 28At palibhasa'y hindi nila minagaling na kilalanin ang Dios, ibinigay sila ng Dios sa isang mahalay na pagiisip, upang gawin yaong mga bagay na hindi nangararapat;I am not discriminating those homosexual,yes we have our own freedom but we always think what is right,i respect and i accept homosexual but let us put first in our mind the doctrine of our God ..

to miss jam reyes: hi jam, i disagree what you said because according to the bible Roma 1:27At gayon din naman ang mga lalake, na nang iwan na ang katutubong kagamitan sa mga babae, ay nangagningas sa kanilang karumihan ng pita ang isa't isa, na gumagawa ng kahalayan ang mga lalake sa mga kapuwa lalake, at tumatanggap sa kanilang sarili ng kagantihan ng kanilang pagkakamali. 28At palibhasa'y hindi nila minagaling na kilalanin ang Dios, ibinigay sila ng Dios sa isang mahalay na pagiisip, upang gawin yaong mga bagay na hindi nangararapat;I am not discriminating those homosexual,yes we have our own freedom but we always think what is right,i respect and i accept homosexual but let us put first in our mind the doctrine of our God ..

to peter esteban: if you are in a true doctrine,you may know what is true. before and after are the same"karumaldumal sa mata ng Dios ang pagsasama ng same sex" Roma 1:21 continue..but God accept them just follow the rule.

to:Gaudencio Gerarcas Ilagan Jr. you are wrong..just read Roma 1:21-30 you may realize that is very wrong to our God,as a christian follow the doctrine of our God man/woman/HOMOSEXUAL.hindi lagi dapat eh yung pansariling nararamdaman..

to: Joyce Morrit i'd like to comment on what you said joyce,we are all equal sa mata Dios wala Siyang tinatangi.But we need to follow his docrtine, just read Roma1:21-30 "bawal ng Dios ang same sex marriage"

It is very open to us Filipinos the relationship of same sex. Most of us actually accept it for the very same reason.. A "no-to-discrimination". In fairness to both gays & lesbians, homosexual, bisexual, or whatever we can call them, let us all consider their emotional feelings & physical attentions that both parties needs. They can do whatever they want, they can love whoever they want and they can be a perfect partners nowadays. In fact, many of them are totally a family role model, some of them have adopted kids and raised very well, they are the living proof of True Love.. But on the other hand, Same-Sex MARRIAGE issue is not quite GOOD. I'm not in favor with it actually. As I said earlier, we can consider their emotional feelings & physical needs but in terms of SPIRITUAL, lets us just follow what is GOD's Rule... They can be partners as long as they want and as long as they live but not to the point of marriage. If they want us to respect them.. They should also RESPECT GOD's RULE, With that, we can have better society.

Yes , it's not harming other people but that is against to the law of God right ? To see person marrying each other in a same sex ? sucks!

Yes Girl , Like what you've said . sOme but not all ... If You say that we must be Legalizeed it then you're saying that you don't believe in Bible ? :) peace Friend . mwuah ! <3

Think of it. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle. is it good to see a Family with Children and their Parents are Both Guy or Ladies ?

I believe gay marriage is a good thing, it allows committed gay partners to affirm their relationships.I think that everyone no matter sex, ethnicity, beliefs should have the right to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation.Neither you are a gay, lesbian or straight both gender of todays are qualified or justified enough to tell another person who to spend thier life with so I dont have a problem with it.Manny countries today are accepting equal rights of gaymen and straight.(e.g UK , USA, ) .

For me, there nothing for having sme sex marriage as long as you love each other . People are judge mental and not God . I think people are very irrational in terms of LGBT . Todays, LGBT playing major rule in our society , accept that fact whether you like it or not .

I think you are wrong, here in my country many women and men are just abandoned there children. If you go to orphan dwell , children are miserable and unhappy . Now is the time!,both men and women to be marriage (same sex marriage ) equal rights . Conflict of interest is not an issue, it's about how you raise your children in some good aspect. What is the sense of women and men marriage if they cannot give well education to there children ,many homosexual embraces for the welfare of the children for the better future.

I beg to disagree,you are pertaining only to a Catholic Religion , How about other religions? . LGBT has equal rights of today generation. You should read some articles. What is the moral values to you same sex marriage who can establish harmonious education and better living for children or women who aborted there incoming baby? or having a Father which is arrogate to there children and cannot commit attention for there children , See for it for your self in the streets , children who have big stomach begging for foods. I am very sad of these mentality of people , very judge-mental , Even God itself never judge His people , Its time for us to wake-up ! thank you

Hi Henna, I respect your opinion but marriage is for two person who love each other no matter if they have same gender and about the children who are adopted, how can you say that there is a bad effect to the development of the children? What if they do their task and responsibilities well? Don't take the issue negatively because even though they cannot produced a child biologically they could still be a good example or model to their child and don't under estimate the capabilities of the transgenders.

Hi Mipa, regarding on your comment about the issue of same sex marriage. I'm disagree about what you've said because first of all, it help us to decrease the population in our country and I think it helps to our future generation to lessen the poverty.

Your Argument was good but for me,same sex marriage is acceptable because the only thing that should matter in marriage is love. Denying these marriages is a big loss between the two of you.

Hi Ms. Dela Cruz, regarding in your comment, I Agree that same sex marriage should exist because marriage is not about being sacred nor acceptance,its about mutual love,respect and support.

Hi Deal, I respect you opinion but for me same sex marriage is not violated God's will and rule because human have a right to be happy, regardless of your sexual orientation that you have to do to pursue your happiness.

Hi Mr.Rodrigo, I respect your opinion but for me a 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.

Para sakin i do not agree sa same sex marriage kasi iimagine mo naman kung yng mga tao sa paligid mo nag hahalikan babae to babae or lalaki to lalaki its gross kandiri tignan

Hi Ms. Kristine Anne, I have read and evaluated your comment about "Same Sex Marriage." You have a point, but for me, I think same sex marriage is bad for our society because it denies the primary purpose of marriage, which is raising of children that they could call their own.

Hi Ms. Urnagan, for me same sex marriage is not bad for our society because all of us have a freedom to be happy and to be love.

Hi! I read your comment about Same Sex Marriage. For me Same Sex Marriage is Bad, because it makes children confused about their Gender Role especially if they see both man are together. Same Sex Marriage can cause of decreasing population because all we know that they cannot produce their own children.

I don’t want to hurt the feelings of bisexuals or transgender. But for me, even it helps a lot to orphanages, children might get confuse to those who adopted him/her.

My personal opinion about same-sex "marriage" would eliminate the incentive for procreation that is implicit in defining marriage as a male-female union.

Oo nga at labag sa kautusan ng Diyos ang SAME SEX MARRIAGE. Pero kasi ang tanong dito kung nakakasama to sa society. Nagmamahalan lang ang dalawang tao at ang pagmamahalan ay hindi nakanegatibo. Pag nagmahal ka, kayong dalawa lang, hindi kasama pati ang buong society. Halos nga walang effect.

Hi Ma-Coy, I evaluated your comment about "same sex marriage". I don’t want to hurt the feelings of bisexuals or transgender but for me, same sex marriage is bad for our society because it is against the law of our God. Although, gays or lesbians don’t do badly in our society, they should give respect to God.

Hi Maria Dezza, I have read and evaluated your comment regarding "Same Sex Marriage". I respect your opinion, but in contrary of what you have said, same sex marriage is bad for our society. As we all know, homosexual relationship is ALMOST accepted by people nowadays, a person can love the same sex as long as he want but they can't be married because marriage is a union of man and woman.

Hi Mr. Mark,maybe they cannot bear a child or reproduce a new one but the issue here is the binding of two people who truly love each other without any gender discrimination.

Hi Fitz, i respect your opinion. I don’t want to hurt the feelings of bisexuals or transgender but for me, it should not be implemented because as we all know, God only created man and woman. Even though same sexes loved each other very much, they still violated the law of our God. It is BAD for our society. Man is for woman and woman is for man.

It will create awareness in the society about gay people and their lifestyles, thus breaking many myths people have. Better information and education in this matter will lead to more awareness regarding HIV, which is the most serious threat we have on the globe as of now, and help check its spread.

Hi jedtrampe. i respect your own opinion about "same sex marriage". I don’t want to hurt the feelings of bisexuals or transgender but for me, man is only for woman and woman is only for man. Although love is existing between them and don’t do badly in our society, they should avoid doing it because children might get confuse.

Hi jedtrampe. i respect your own opinion about "same sex marriage". I don’t want to hurt the feelings of bisexuals or transgender but for me, man is only for woman and woman is only for man. Although love is existing between them and don’t do badly in our society, they should avoid doing it because children might get confuse.

Hi Ms.Rhea I disagree on what you said that's it is not a discrimination but rather gender inequality.Salvation, perhaps it is stated in the bible but the focal point here is the two same sex who whants to tie there knot without any gender bias/discrimination.

I respect your opinion concerning the Same sex Marriage. But I'm sure that Same sex marriage is Bad in our Society. We should not spoil their incorrect behavior and beliefs even they want if it is wrong its wrong! Thank You and God Bless you!

Hi! I read your comment regarding in Same Sex Marriage. For me Same Sex Marriage is bad, because If Same Sex Marriage is implemented in our country, some day our population will be decrease and it affects our economy. 95% in our society wants to have their own children.

I respect your opinion we all have freedom to express our opinions. There's a perfect time for everything. God is the one who chooses our mates, and I think it's not God's plan for us. We should wait for the perfect timing we should not be the one who will look for it. I think that is not the true meaning of love its only their emotions and influence of their closeness.

Hi Ms. Samson, I beg to disagree in your opinion. All of us have a chance to be happy with their partner. I have friends that are gay and lesbian, that does not change how I feel about them, I still love them. You cannot go around and criticize people for the choices they make in life.

Hello. I respect your point of view about same sex marriage. But people today misunderstand the true meaning of LOVE, today love become lust they already didn't know the true meaning of it. God created man and woman for marriage and I don't want to hurt the other genders. We should be enlightened. THANK YOU!

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