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Why Can’t It Be? by:Maribeth Q. Galindo July 23, 2008

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                    Same sex marriage, is the Filipino culture ready to accept same sex marriage? Why not allow it? These are some of my questions that need to be clarified. In a conservative culture like Philippines, the word “marriage” is defined both in the church and in the state as a binding of two different genders, a male and female. This definition was and is clearly taught and inculcated to everyone’s mind. Thus, the sacredness of marriage lies in the sacrament and vows of the couples made. Unfortunately, there were/are couples who have difficulty of holding on what they have promised to each other then later file an annulment thus, making them free again. Indeed, marriage/annulment is a special privilege given to a man/woman. I said especial privilege because not every lover has given the legal and spiritual rights to be married such as gays/lesbians.

                       Why is it hard for the Filipino society to accept and allow same sex marriage? And to think the issue of same sex marriage has long been an issue that needs to be heard. In some countries like Belgium, Netherlands, Columbia, South Africa, Spain, Massachusetts, California etc. settled the cries of the gays/lesbians and legalized same sex marriage. However, gays/lesbians in the Philippines still fighting for the rights mentioned to be given to them.

                       At present, most of the lawmakers if not all are very much hesitant to make provisions for the legalization of same sex marriage considering the fact that Philippines is a catholic country. Naturally, a lot of criticism will come if same sex marriage will be approved.

                        Seemingly, people looked at same sex marriage as an immoral act, not good to see in the eyes of the other, therefore, it is scandalous and it shouldn’t be made legal. A very limited point of view of what morality means? Why can’t lawmakers give rights for gays/lesbians to be legally married? Definitely, they will not use the money of the Filipino people for the celebration. Unlike those greedy politicians who keep on spending the money of the country for going abroad, stayed in first class hotels, having expensive gadgets for their work, having luxury cars yet many people suffered in poverty but it seems they have not felt the agony of the people. Corrupt politicians are disgraced to the country. Shame on you!!!! Now, whose actions are immoral, inappropriate, and scandalous? No provisions also made in the constitution that allows corruption and yet politicians are doing it. So, lawmakers, why can’t you give way and make laws for same sex marriage for the gays/lesbians for them to be happy in one way or another and be protected legally? Those people who are against of same sex marriage just give gays/lesbians a break. Don’t be too harsh on them. Apparently, it’s not for us to condemn these people….If you were one of the lawmakers, what will you do?   

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1. Inob,miraflor - August 2, 2008

If I would be a lawmakers,I think I will give privilege to them in order for them to enjoy time while they are here in this world..we cant also blame them for the reason that there not disturbing other couple.although,some of critics discriminate them that they are hazard in society but at least they don’t make any trouble….they don’t use our money in their celebration…and also as we can see now in society most of gays are creative,fun,hard worker,have ability to face all challenges in life especially now that were facing crisis…so,go 4 it…..

INOB,MIRAFLOR miraflor_inob@yahoo.com

2. Tamisen - August 5, 2008

If I am a lawmaker I will not make a law that the same sex marriage will be legalize not because it is an immoral act but because we live in a catholic and conservative country so we must follow the rules of the church so that we cannot hear a criticism from the other people.

3. cabilogan, krizza mae - August 7, 2008

if i would be a lawmaker, i won’t create such law that would allow same sex marriage. one concrete reason is because in the eyes of many it is an IMMORAL ACT another is that MORAL LAW is one of the basis in creating state law. so, how on earth can you relate same sex marriage with morality? it’s not just immoral it’s also shameful. marriage is a binding of two people to procreate and it was clearly stated in the holy scriptures that a MAN and WOMAN should leave his/her parents to live as one. so, i am clearly stating my point that i’m not into SAME SEX MARRIAGE.!

4. Mary Ivy L. Untong - August 10, 2008

My reaction to the issue of same sex issue is that I am not agree of the same sex issue because as the bible thought us that man is destined to a woman,and god havent made a third sex party.If I am the lawmaker I wouldnt
make such thing that would counter part our belief’s…cause we filipinos were molded in a roman catholic image..And as a christian we are trying
to follow christ way…And protect the image of the church and follow the roman catholic rules,,,,……..

Untong,mary ivy

5. sarte - August 11, 2008

First, marriage will have to be redefined. Then the states will have to change their laws and what not.I don’t know if i can speak for all gay guys out there but people say finding the right person is really hard.I think that that’s the reason same-sex marriages would be more successful.
I don’t understand why we are worried so much about keeping same sex marriages illegal instead of working on making marriages work in the first place.
for me,This is because same sex marriages seem to be a much bigger deal and commitment since the majority of the society is against it.this is A great sexual relationship makes the relationship and the sex more satisfying for both people.

sarte

6. sarte - August 11, 2008

If i have a lawmaker,I will have to be redefined then the state will have to change the laws and what not. I dont know if i can speak for all gay,guys out there but people say finding the right person is really hard. I think that that’s the reason same sex marriages would not be succesful.
For me, this is because same sex marriages seem to be a much bigger deal and commitment since the majority of the society is against it.This is a great sexual relationship makes the ralationship and the sex more satisfying for both people.

7. Bravo, Sherry Mae O. - August 11, 2008

If I were one of the lawmaker, i will implement the law that will allow same sex marriage because when we say about culture it is dynamic meaning “changing”. Precisely, it is not the culture which is immoral it is the people who told to be immoral. It doesn’t mean that you marry the same sex you were immoral it is in the manner of adapting.They were being true and for us to condemn them we don’t have any single right. It’s their choice to be on that situation. We have freedom to express what we feel and think. In our generation today it is not in the conservative manner but on how we handle things on their respective manner. Allowing same sex marriage would’t affect or give us scandalous situation because it is not the beliefs but who believes and condemn!If they were happy why not we wouldn’t let them be? Let just sometimes be FAIR.!

8. yasmin roa (mwf 7-8 socio class) - August 11, 2008

Yes! I agree that there are a lot of asshole politician in our country that made such damned,abusive and immoral acts compared with those people mentioned above, specifically the lesbians and gays. Those people who got the third sex, for me, i didn’t consider them to be an outcast in the society for some reasons,it’s ok for me if they are existing or not!Their presence didn’t really bother me at all. They can live the way they want but not to the point of coming into an instance that they would be insulting others. Yeah I won’t agree that they will be given the freedom to marry the person who have same sex with them. I’m not looking into the point that it’s immoral, but I’m focusing into their action that will not just insult humans but God. I said this because for me I am a faith defender and it,s a shame for me seeing people who believe in God yet not showing it in their actions. There’s no wrong in fighting for one’s right as long see to it that in the rights that you are fighting for, do not let a lot of people sacrifice and few will benefit. They choose that way of life, then, let them face it! Life is a choice think seven times seven before deciding

9. Martin, Michelle S. - August 11, 2008

if i am a law maker i will not legalize the “same sex marriage”, because it is an immoral act. nowadays, some people having a relationship with a same sex marriage, but here in the Philippines it is not acceptable. we all know Philippines is is a conservative country. so, we respect the rules and regulations of our country for not allowing it. and another is that man is created by God so man is for woman, and woman is for man.

10. Alonzo, Jenny Rose - August 11, 2008

If i am the one of the lawmaker of this country,I cannot accept to give them change to have a same sex marriage because marriage is for the lifetime partnership.But manny of us filipino enter of this kind of commitment,some of us because of money or maybe because of love,but i never believe it..I have also manny doubts,why we need to enter this,we are born to have a partner and to scatered our “kalahi”.But what can we do to them if they like it,or that is there happiness,they are also diserve to be happy in this world, but we all know thats not for the lifetime its for a very shorttime that God give them.

11. Jennifer Simbulas - August 11, 2008

If I were the lawmakers I will not allow same sex marriage to be legalize & conducted in our country. It is because, first & foremost it is biblical that GOD created man & woman ti be as one. We cannot criticize their emotions/feelings. And it doesn’t acquired absolute happiness. Thus, the sacredness of marriage lies in the sacrament and vows of the couples made.
Lawmaker & same sex marriage are immoral act to our society, because lawmakers do a corrupt to our country though they all know that is it not their money they used to be. No provisions also made in the constitution that allows corruption and yet politicians are doing it. This two major issue doesn’t acquired legally toour country.”jenSimbulas”….

12. Daisy Besing - August 11, 2008

Well if I am the law maker, I will not publish this law which is the same sex marriage because in making law in our country today was so difficult, why? The process is definitely the big problem, that may cause the unaproved law or may be it is rejected. 2/3 of the congress votes is needed for the approval and I’m sure government officials are against on the said law. We are actually belong in a world with full of criticism. Philippippines is a democratic country, but it doesn’t mean that we are free to do what do we want to do because there is always a limitation in every decision. Same sex marriage is actually against for the will of God, because the sacrament of marriage is exclusive only for the girl and a boy couple. Although, the other country made there law as both gender are allowed to marry. they are actually accepted by the society and besides they are not all catholic religion. Filipinos are conservative, honorable, and philosophically judgmental. Those country who are into same sex marriage are influenced by a strong country, and the philippines will not admit this law because if they accept this, chaos will foolow; the conflict of government leaders and the church versus the protest people. Those who are willing to prevail their rights as a human beings let them go and let them do what they want, but remember whatever they do there is always a mean of and ending. Think what you want, before regrets of conscience will kill you.

13. Junrell Lumiguid - August 11, 2008

If I were given a chance to make a law in making the same sex marriage in a legal form, then I would hurriedly make it the the higher court. In other country it is legal because it is accepted by their culture. But here in the Phil. Im sure that I will be having a hardtime but I will keep on pursuing it.Ofcourse, culture change that’s why little by little i would make the culture here in the Phil.accept what’s other culture have, like this situation. Ofcourse, it is for the benifit of the annointed ones, and I am a part of it ” char lang” laban namin ito….!!! I know that it is wrong, but what about our feelings??? What about our emotions???.. This is all I can say ” NAPAKAHIRAP MAGING KAMI” you try to be here at my shoes and you’ll see…
thank’s

14. Daisy - August 11, 2008

Same sex marriage is composed of the same gender or sex. If I were the law maker, I am not favor on the said law because it is difficult for me to make a law without a good intention. This law can only be legalized if 2/3 of the congress will agree and based in our government today they are againts on this. Other countries legalized this law because those people who are into same sex marriage are accepted by the society, and besides they are also non-catholic country. They were also influenced by the other strong country who started this law. While Philippines is the only catholic country and we are not pro-into-same sex marriage. In church, one of the sacrament is holy matrimony which is the girl and boy are meant to each other. If same sex marriage is applicable in our society and the trademark of Filipino will also destroy. The most worst scenario is that; government and church will have a conflict, versus the pro-same sex marriage people. This law is not actually a big deal but it can cause a chaos in our society today. ” Let them do what they want, but always remember wants doesn’t mean a good ending!!!!!!!!!!

15. Noel C. Obenza - August 11, 2008

if i am a lawmaker i will not allow that the same sex marriage will be legalize because it is Immoral it is committed sin from god,because only boy and girl to be given from god to be come a marriage,i know filipino people is a very conservative,although it is human person but the eyes of god it is break god’s law,because for me same sex marriage it is a big deal and commitment from the majority in our soiety…..

16. Grace G. Magoncia - August 12, 2008

If I am one of the lawmakers, I should not make a law for same-sex marriage due to the following grounds:

First, as I look on spiritual perspective and as a Christian, I have embedded in the concept that “The Lord said, Go forth and multiply”. Indeed, in order to fulfill this model the couple should be a man and woman so that they can bear offspring. So how this concept can be done if we allow same-sex marriage? If we will allow them it simply means that we contradict our belief and faith in God.

Second, on physical perspective, people look down same-sex marriage. Same-sex relationship will not last because many obstacles that hinders them. They are not contented of what they are and what they have physically. In the long run same-sex relationship will not succeed because it is only intimacy and companionship, and not love.

Third, on social perspective, what kind of community we build and teach for our young generations? We are no longer practicing the good and desired values to them. There is a complexity if same-sex marriage be a law.

17. olario,kharen - August 13, 2008

If i were one of the lawmaker’s i will not allow to marriage the same gender. because we have to fallow the rules and regulation of the Church other than that we are living in the Christian country.because marriage in the same gender that is immoral thing and the Church did not allow that kind of antimalous thing.although the other country has accept this kind of issue.but we as a Filipino we have to strick of it. we have to keep our law as a sacred in terms marriage…although its anfair to them cos they migth not give a chance to marriage the one they love.but for me i will not allow to marriage the same gender cos itis a sin and a big mistake to the law of the Church…

18. Abequibel, kurley - August 14, 2008

Same sex marriage nowadays is very much open in some countries which are not into catholicism. But then, until now it is still a big issue and the law makers are opposing on the said appeal which are the gays and lesbian are trying to fight for. Yes! we cant deny the fact that whichever side we want to look at it, it is still an immoral act and against our law. We belong in this “conservative” country (as what they say), and the church want to stand into its belief and preserve the sacredness of marriage but then how can we preserve the sacredness of the sacrament of marriage when infact our country allows the filing of annulment which untie the bind and promises which was made by the couple in the eyes of God as well as in the eyes of the people.Lets not be hypocrite by pretending that our country’s culture and belief are still untouched by the changes.

If i were be a lawmaker, i would definitely allow the same sex marriage because a person’s greatness is not measured by the fact that he/she bind his/her self not into to his/her opposite sex but into his/her similar sex. It is not merely a criminal act because those people are not hurting somebody but they are just trying to fight for their love. Everybody has the right to be happy and we are not great enough to be a hindrance in their happiness.It is only just and right that those people will be given the same right as what others has. We should not be too harsh in being judgmental because it is more immoral and shameful to cheat and deceived other people as what other politicians are doing than marrying the same sex. Whether we like it or not human as we are, we are really expose to the changes and sinful acts in our environment. So, why opposed when infact we are also immoral in someways.

19. Caesallene R.Lacbayo - August 14, 2008

if i were be the “LAWMAKER”,.i will not definitely give the right those people who are in same sex because its actually an immoral for those married couple..it causes unfair because the marriage is holy and it is a gift to god to become a relation of a couple success.Unlike for the other country they allow to marry the same sex because i think for they own sake because they can earn money for them._caesallene_

20. Batua-an,ameraidah m. - August 14, 2008

If I would be a lawmaker, I will not make a law for that disgusting things such as same sex marriage because God create man for woman not in thier same sex.If theres a law that same sex would be legalized i would be disagree because we are a catholic country and we have to respect what’s God created in this world.And that is a immoral in our eyes.If they want to be marriage they must go to the other country where that issue was legalized already not in our country because our country would be dirty and disgusting.But no one can be broken the two lover who same sex but in theirselves but SAME SEX MERRAIGE CAN’T BE LEGALIZED IN OUR COUNTRY.

21. Ceballos, Gregory - August 14, 2008

Marriage is sacred, and only man and woman who are destined to each other to get legally married. Like gays/lesbians, they are also man/woman that God created but because of their personality, people judge them, and some people won’t accept same sex marriage. But they have freedom to choose, to live in this world and make decisions in life. We don’t have right to judge them, because they are only human. So,If I would be a lawmaker, i will allow such law that accepts same sex to be married, because i believe that marriage is about unity. marriage is about union of two different people with the same feelings, that is love. as human being, we cannot judge them through their feelings but we can respect them the way we respect our own feelings.

22. ronelyn remulta - August 14, 2008

Every year the world witnesses the Ms. Universe Pageant & gapes of the parade of beautiful women. Woman and Man are beautiful creatures. They are so because God has made them to his image. God has made man & woman a little less than angels.
Unfortunately, right from the start, man and woman destroyed their beautiful image by committing sin.
In connection with this, the most alarming news that we’ve encounter nowadays is the so called 3rd degree relationship. Probably, nowadays we can observe that a lot of gays/lesbians & we will say “sayang” but it won’t, they have their own culture & perceptions it their own, why not to acquiesce them for who they are & how they act like that, yes! We feel irritated if we will saw them hugging & even kissing, so what? It is not our life, don’t judge them that’s the way they feel w/ each other, yes, they are also human being who find an accompanying person in order for them to survive but I know that they were hoping to have a so called “Marriage Life” in order for them to be really accepted, to be free in the eyes of people, If I were given a chance to make a law. I will give a chance to the people who belonged to the 3rd degree sex to get married legally. It is very significant in their lives.
Yes, it is an act of immorality, but if we compare it to those religious people especially in the church, who have their scandals also, there are priest, religious leaders & Christians who are living with scandals in their lives. May we not forget that though the founder & head of the church is Christ, for w/c reason it is holy? Aside from that we hear every day about the murder, rape, kidnapping, abortion, adultery, exploitation of the poor. Yes it is immoral act, it is a sin in fact they abiding the law of my God, Our God. Guys, let’s be open-minded as long as they really love w/ each other & as long as the do not other people’s feelings
I do hope that after a year from now this 3rd degree sex will be given a chance to be legalized in this so called conservative country.

23. Gleen M. Dagohoy - August 15, 2008

If i would be a lawmaker, i would not allow/make a law that would allow same sex marriage. I think their feeling is just lust not love. after few years they would still break up, because gay’s could not give what a man want’s or shall we say-gays could not bare a child. Even a gay goes to a sex change operation to give the man the pleasure of having a sex- but still the truth always reveal. Man want’s to have a children that is the fruit of love with his wife. Even it’s hard for the gay’s/lesbians to accept the truth that women and man is best to have the privilege of marriage.
We should also base our law on what god thought us, because most of the Filipino are catholic. We are not only doing this just for our sake but also for the next generation.
Gay’s and lesbians are now accepted in our society because they are a big help/contribution for our improvement. They were accepted of the Filipino with whole heart. I think that is enough for them, the law for the same sex marriage should not be made. Gay’ s/lesbians should concentrate for the improvement of their selves to prove the other people who can’t accept and discriminate them. If they do believe in god and read the bible they will be enlightened. Being a gay /lesbian is not a problem, it’s just there are limitation in the law for the good of all.
I’m against of same sex marriage just because i based my comment on the facts. It’s just for the good also for the gay’s and lesbians because i know what they fell.
Jejejeje!…… tnx ma’am!…..
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24. ralph cosare - August 16, 2008

I definitely say no to same sex marriage. Living in a conservative society, we are told & raised to take marriage vows only to person who have the same sex as we are. Apart from that, almost all of the Philippine constituents are catholics thus, we abide the law of the bible stating that man are for woman and vice versa. We don’t need to be influenced by the Western people on how they regard about this issue. We are Filipinos and we were born to have this culture and so we end up remaining and taking stand to it.

25. Meliton D. Roman - August 17, 2008

If i would be a lawmaker,i will not allow a the same sex marriage.why?Since our country is called by others a religious country,therefore,church is not accepting the same sex marriage because for them it is not allowed by god and only man and woman is allow to be married.Another reason why the same sex marriage will not be allow,it’s because it is an immoral act.Because it is not good in the eyes of the people even though they will not care of what other people say’s about them and also even if they will be married,there will be a big possibility that they will just be annul.why?first reason is they cannot have a baby even though they will say that they can live without a child there relationship will not be complete.Next reason is there will be a possibility that one of them will find another one which is their opposite sex and because of that they will be annul.so that i am against to SAME SEX MARRIGE.

26. Meliton D. Roman - August 18, 2008

If i would be a lawmaker,i won’t allow same sex marriage in our country.It just because our country is a religious country.Secondly,the church is not acquiescence in same sex marriage.Same sex marriage is an immoral act because it means that disobey the word of god.God created only man and woman.Only both of them allowed to get married.Moreover,same sex marriage should not be allowed because some case is just going to be annuled.There are some reason why annulment happen.It is case to case basic.For instance,this kind of relationship wouldn’t best forever.In fact,it is just an emotional needs leads to a weird relationship.Another reason why same sex marriage should not be allowed in our country it’s because our culture is different to the other country like Netherlands who’s allowing the same sex marriage.800

27. jarisa aton - August 18, 2008

all of us are given the right to be free..free to choose and decide on our own.we also have the freedom to choose who will be our better half since we ae not japanese who are into fixed meriage.If given that I would be a lawmaker,I would legalized same sex merriage.I am pro in this issue for i have lots of gays and lesbian friends and I don’t like the way people fuse at them wen they are w/ their bf/gf.It may be immoral on Flpino people’s eyes but let’s give them the right to be themselves for they don’t mean it.And besides, it won’t affect the lives of people if other would undergo such relationship.It’s indeed true that it’s not thir money who’ll be used in the wedding.

28. tan,john paul - August 18, 2008

If i were a lawmaker,I won’t permit for same sex marriage to be approved and be accepted here in our country. It’s because marriage has two primary purposes. First,marriage unites man and woman in God’s love. It unites their hearts too become one and take part on each others decision.Second,is that it is one way for human to procreate.In the side of same sex marriage, for example, man to man relationship, we could say that they ready and are willing to be united and become one,let’s just say also that they really love each other. Under the first purpose it is valid,but how about the second one?? procreation is one way to preserve human rave.If same sex marriage will be approve,we could not say that only few couple will engage into it.of course many will follow.Another is that it is very unpleasant to our eyes seeing two men or two women walking with and kissing each other.Its just a sign of idiosyncrasy.

-TAN, JOHN PAUL

29. jessie - August 19, 2008

marriage is binding as one of man and woman…lesbians and gay are not acceptable in our country to be marriage. if i would be a lawmaker i will not accept that they will married it’s because God made only man and woman… no more no less…I’m not saying that lesbians and gays are bad and not to be respect, of course they are human as we are, but we give a limitations on them
in terms of getting marriage, in our society they are accepted already and we are happy that they exist because they are fun loving persons. I’m not against to them.. all i want is respect the creation of God and what is written in the bible.. 8:00

30. ana lou ouano - August 19, 2008

WHY CAN IT BE..
Honestly speaking before i do not agree of SAME SEX MARRIAGE.Aside from being “Malaswa” to hear that they will be together for the rest of their lives,and i cant imagine they will having sex with the same sex organ.

But, when i was in Manila and mingled with different personalities (gays and lesbians)my impression to them was changed.If people loved someone and dreamed that they will be together for the rest of their lives.Why can gays and lesbian cannot do that?.All we want is to loved and to be loved by someone else.

If we try to analyze there are people having the same sex being together for about 12 to 15 yrs.Just like BOY ABUNDA and his partner they were together for along time,even our neighbor in our Provinve.I can compare them to the couple which the girl marraied to a boy,in 1 yr or 2 yrs.they will going to have an annulment.Even me,my marriage life did not work.

I guess what’s the most, important thing is how you love the person, how you respect him or her whatever he or she is,and as long as you understand each other.

31. Michael Angelou H. Ponte - August 19, 2008

Ah,!Talking about same sex marriage,!all I can say is that same sex marriage is a very big issue her in our country and all over the world.In the other country it was not prohibited because maybe is just a part of there culture.But her in the our country it was prohibited because it is against law and against our culture as a filipino. I agree that this issue is scandalous thing particularlly in the church because it is immoral act of doing that kind of thing.If I were one of the lawmaker I didn’t make a law about that issue because this is not our practice.,!8:00

32. Lourelie Van Diwani P. Abella - August 19, 2008

As for me, I wouldn’t allow such thing to happen. It’s not because I’m against the gay and lesbians, but because of the fact that we live in a Catholic country and by this fact we believe in the teachings of the church that Man is for Woman and Woman is for man. We are used to these beliefs. I have nothing against gay and lesbians. As a matter of fact there are wonderful people. They bring fun to our world. But I really don’t agree with the idea of the same sex marriage. If this would happen our country and the culture and norms of our country will definitely change. It would certainly affect our society.

33. KATHY F.MELENDREZ - August 19, 2008

Why can it be?.What a very challenging question.Including the last line on what to do?.
After reading the topic and understanding the points it is a reality situation facing todays times regarding the “Same sex marriage”.It involves the beliefs,culture,politics and rights.In which the other country in Europe like Belgium etc.,proved the law unlike in our Philippine country was not and still an on-going issue.
Many of my friends opinions not agree and few agreed.My comment on this, Biblically speaking,not agree to make it a law because as God created man and woman.It is also the stand of the Catholic Church.And as stated on the Issue it is an immoral act.However as we look at the society in a family it composed of a wife,a husband and a children.A normal family group.And we call it as the basic unit of the society.If this will happen to prove there is something imbalance in a society.
On the other hand,if we talk about individuality,why not to make it a law in an acceptable basis.Because every individual have a freedom to choose,to decide and seek his or her own life.And I respect on that.In which he/she has a responsibility on what kind of freedom he/she want to live.As long as it cannot create special problem in a society nor destroy any ralationship.Regarding on the Corruption Issue,over and over again this an undying problem in our country.I think there is a law with it but lock of strong implimentation.What a ? law.

34. jennette CoNejAr - August 19, 2008

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35. catherine jane rosales - August 19, 2008

If I am a lawmaker, I prefer to give them provision for the legalization of same sex marriage considering the fact that they are now accepted in our society. Apparently, our Almighty God already accepted them of who they are. They don’t mean to be a gay/lesbian perhaps it’s God’s will. So, we must accept them in a way that we must respect and love them because they deserve to have it. In fact, most of them are blessed with talents. They are smart and skillful. Mostly, gays are treated differently. Gender discrimination must be washed away for they are also humans and despite of their situation, they also have significant contribution to us which is only ignored by everybody. We must be just to everyone including them. Yes, they are lesbians but they likewise feel and experience the same thing as what we do. They are not numb; they fall inlove and get hurt.800

36. majadas, philip - August 19, 2008

Greetings to all:
First of all i would like to speak about marriage. Marriage is a sacred rite. It is here that we form the two persons into one in witnessed with people and most especially our beloved GOD. So before we came in this celebration we must be sure first that we ready and our partner is also ready to commit all the phenomena that we will encounter.
On the other hand, if we speak about legalizing the same sex marriage it seems that were playing the sacredness of the sacrament not because man to man are not allowed to be inloved with each other but because they can’t procreate as people and God expected in the husband and wife. Moreover, if i am the lawmaker, i won’t make a law that can legalized same sex marrige. It is because the differences between man and woman might lost and there is a big possibility that there is no man and woman in our world. And in the very beginning God did not give Eve as companion of EVE but adam as companion of eve. Mabuhay ang pure na lalaki!!!!!!!

37. Ana B. Jabagat - August 20, 2008

Human being that god had created only in two sexes in this world.
Which is boy and girl,But as we live in our new generations today most of the time we are controlled and influenced by the technology which motivated us to change our life style.
For me if I’am the lawyer of this case i do have to understand the new generation of today,that we all human being are involve to the different kinds of life style,But i won’t be infavor of this kind of situation,because god only created two sexes,even animals and other living things.everyone should respect and obey what god has given to them.Because all they are wanted is only for their satisfaction.
I could also say that technology can do everything and influenced everybody,but it depends on the person who are influenced by it,even though he knows what is right and wrong,technology is not a bad influenced to us,but we should not go beyond to our limitations and use it in a right way.

ANA B. JABAGAT BSBA MM
SOCIOLOGY 1 MWF 7:00-8:00
Miss.Maribeth Galendo

38. james Agudelo - August 20, 2008

because it is against the will of god. and this is a sin in the eye of our god. this same sex marriage should not be apllied in the philippines.
even other contry such as mexico, USA and other part of the world their government support the same sex marriage. but i think the government of the philippines would not allowed this kind of practice. because almost 90 percent of the population in the philippines are christian. but some filipino people are open to this kind of law. some filipinos are going to other places that accept same sex marriage. thATs all.. i hope this will not happen to the philippines.. GOD BLESS..

39. jenny lyn - August 20, 2008

i dont agree in the same sex marriage because in the creation account God only created woman nad man and gays/lesbians are not included.Marriage is very sacred and its been a practice or a tradition that only men and women or a couple should go to that.Same sex marriage is an immoral act in our culture and it is not pleasing to look at and others may judge you for that.

40. carmi dajao - August 20, 2008

for me,if I am a lawmaker I will not allow the same sex marriage. because for me the only the man/woman will appropriate only to their opposite sex.
and in the law of moses in the bible it says only men and women can be married together,and also in the story of adam and eve it is basic example of a true partner. only the man and the woman are the only GOD’s creation and no other than.
why we allow same sex marriage?if we will given them a chance how can they make a family of it?how can they reproduce?if we are going to make a family how can they make it?only man and woman can reproduce another life.
we are in the religious country so why we allow this matter that is contradict to the will and the law of our creator.HE said that the man are destined only o a woman.we have no right to remake the law of our God.

41. marianne - August 20, 2008

I agree with the same sex marriage. I strongly think it is NOT an immoral act for the gay/lesbians to be married. If someone doesn’t agree with me, i’ll shred them to pieces . If some other “catholic countries” allow it, then why don’t we? Same sex relationships exist like the way opposite sex relationships exist. People should just be open-minded about it.

But, since many Filipinos think that it’s an immoral act, then even a lawmaker cannot make a difference. [char]

42. eLiSa LeE - August 20, 2008

Just because of the accepted norms and time-vested values of the many Filipino people (mostly of the older ones), same sex marriage is considered an incredolous act and thought as an outrageous phenomenon of our times and seconded by the vigorous opposition of the Vatican’s unequivocal stance that marriage is only for a man and a woman…

But I say, since that this ban is really rooted from the bible belief, what I had understood about how it was stated is that marriage is a unique relationship between a man and a woman whose goal is to nurture and support a new life. So, this doesn’t really have to mean literally a MAN and a WOMAN only to tie a knot legally since that same-sex marriage is primarilly a unique relationship and it somehow daydreams to support a new life.

Well, actually, the relationship itself is already a new life and a new world for them both.

How I wish that we respect these kind of phenomena as we respect our belief in the bible because we may have sinned more because of comdemning and discriminating them than they have sinned because of wanting and doing this kind of act.

And…if this is a wonderful idea of lessening the population of the Philippines and of the world as a whole… why not let it be? and why can’t it be??? *8:00*

43. Ian Niel O. Enghog - August 20, 2008

If i will be a lawmaker, i’m not agree on the same -sex marriage in the sense that we are living in a catholic-dominated country. Morally speaking, same- sex marriage is highly discouraged in the Church for the sole reason that God made only two sexes – the male and the female – and they are destined to one another. What i mean is that the vocation of man is really for woman. Further, we have already given them freedom to exercise of what really they are, their very nature and their very being, but if they are seeking same- sex marriage will be legalized i cannot give that as a lawmaker. They’ve enjoyed already their freedom, given protection for their rights as lesbians or gays. In fact, it is not in accordance to the natural law if we create a law that will somehow protect them in the so- called same- sex marriage. It is against in the law of God, since God only made heaven and earth, man and woman and so on. I’m not saying that i am condemning them, i am only against in legalizing same- sex marriage. I am only for the good of the state and not for my own good.

44. solis,janenn fern t. - August 20, 2008

Well, If I am a lawmaker I won’t make a law about this same sex marriage. We all know that this is immoral and it is always been an immoral! God created only a man and a woman. Yes, lesbians and gays have feelings, they show only love to the person they love but practically speaking, this kind of relation is very dirty in the eyes of others, and mostly in the eyes of God. If the same sex will marry, they are facing God and this is a big slap on God’s face! The man is meant for woman, and woman belongs to man, and nothing else..Yes, on the sides of gays and lesbians there, it is so hard to admit this fact. They are saying that life is unfair about this problem and unfortunately that was true!..:D but there is always a choice,a choice of being a gentleman and a lady. It depends on how you deal with it.

If there are persons would agree of this, then they can relate of what have been read.

45. brian - August 20, 2008

Same sex marriage or discrimination of the gender is the main problem of the society specialy to those who have a the same sex relationship.They dont have the freedom to express their feeling to other gays/lesbians but, they dont care about people critics for them and under categorize from the opposite sex,unless they express what gay/lesbian feels for love. People may say that “salot sa bayan ipako sa krus ang mga bakla” in that case,maybe thier would conflict to each of them.
Probably IF I am a lawmaker same sex would be neglect to society, therefore gays and lesbians are not permitted to have a marriage at the church,because church is a blessed trinity that represent the the father,son and holy spirit only for opposite sex.i suggest that! to those who are want to marry for same sex..You can go to oher country,atleast in the other country they are permitted to have marriage of same sex..thats will be the process.. thank you.. if you want to text me just txt my #o9289873610..

46. andrea garces - August 20, 2008

It is hard to accept and to allow same sex marriage because it is immoral.
God created man and woman and for us Christians we believe that God gives us
partners in life which is man is for woman and woman is for the man.In our FILIPINO culture and tradition it against the law and in the eyes of God.
but if both really love each other so we could not deprive them coz they are just exercising their right to be love.Its their will and nobody could blame them and its there decision to go on with that affair and no one could stop them.800

47. ferrando/800 - August 20, 2008

Does “making baby” defined the Sanctity of Marriage?

I think it’s LOVE, not LUST behind the “I DO’s”.
Then why clamor on sexuality? There are barren married women, but still love each other. Why clamor on sexuality? There are many immoral acts prevalent in the society, but we IGNORE it … Their reason? this is life, it is part of our existence, our beingness .. . We are human .. thus, they find it NORMAL act. Undisputably, an abnormal thought!!
But GAYS/LESBIANS are HUMANS .. . And they’re doomed and treated inhumanly. And what is unfair is they’re perceived to be peculiar to and who determines of IMMORALITY.

Is there still way out?

This law entails changes in their way of living, even before marriage years. And with this law comes SECURITY, TRUE HAPPINESS and FREEDOM. ..
We can enact law on this .. . But the Q is, are way ready?

48. jovelyngozon - August 21, 2008

Politicians are deferent to the lesbian/gay. So what is the connection?If we talk about the legalized of the marriage of gay/lesbian,its true it is questioning our morality as a catholic country.Because according to the bible marriage is given to the male/female only.we can’t deny that many people now a day are making their own law.We can’t blame the lawmakers though they make an unfair law to the gay/lesbian.They only make a law to the progress of our country not to the legalized the marriage on that kind of people.Its wasting the time of our lawmakers.Why they live accordingly as a normal person towards their society?

49. michael piquiro - August 21, 2008

If will be the lawmakers I will not allow same sex marriage to be legalize.Since this is really immoral not just in our culture but in our ultimate law which is religion. Human being as we are we have the God that we worship and believe and we must have to respect on it, because it is our ultimate law.Even though there are changes in our society but we people must not change the belief of our religion.Me myself I understand the feelings of those lesbians and gays.But it was said on the bible that we must believe higher unto God than the material things here on earth.And the text also comparing with the immoral politicians.But for me it is not the way of comparing but it is the way of believing and standing a principle on what we have understand.800

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51. ethel joy regual - August 21, 2008

If I would be a lawmaker, I will allow same sex marriage to be legalize in our country, It’s because they helps to lessen the increasing population. Aside from that, same sex couple will be poster parents of those abandon children. even though it is a very big sin in the eyes of God, we all know that God wants us to be happy, so that He will understands the feelings of these people.

5:30-8:00 pm

52. Arlene Joy Ga-as - August 21, 2008

Well, if I am one of those law makers, I definitely won’t agree to the same sex marriage, no offense to the third sex community. It’s because in doing so will only tolerate the gays/lesbian’s immorality/unethical conduct not only in the eyes of men but also of God. It’s not part of God’s plan and design for us. According to the bible God only made two kinds of sex which are the male and female and for me that two are only persons who deserve to stand in the altar making vows towards each other. Biblically speaking, it’s so obvious that homosexual is against the will of God as what had written in His word (Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, Romans 1, I Corinthians 6:9). Being a Filipino or having a conservative culture is out of my opinion why I’m against same sex marriage but, it’s because I really don’t want to tolerate such wrong conduct; I want them to feel my disapproval, anyway, they can change if they want to though it’s a matter of choice. I want homosexual to be celibate. Indeed! Our country is filled with corrupt politicians, in the article; it states that both corruption and same sex marriage are immoral, inappropriate and scandalous so if that’s the case why allow each of those especially same sex marriages. Unfortunately, we can do nothing about corruption, if we do; problem is some politicians still don’t stop their greediness behind our back; corruption is already there but with same sex marriage we still have the opportunity to voice out that we’re against it. If we’ll give them our consent of getting married, it’s like we’re also tolerating transparently the politician’s corruption that are happening in our society. –Arlene Joy

53. adilyn libradores - August 21, 2008

for me,having a same sex marriage is fine as long as your happy with the relationship you have/entered.it’s ok as long as you don’t hurt anyone or step upon their pride & dignnity.it’s a matter of choice,each &everyone of us has it’s own choice what kind of life we wanted to have.freedom…one thing that every human being wanted to get.we all know that the church will be the first to discriminate those people having same sex marriage.but we have to respect also their beliefs as a christian community in our country.we don’t have the right to judge others instead just look only to them without judgement.it’s your choice to love people having same sex as yours,you can’t fool your self for the rest of your life.just face it,and be sure whatever your decision is,you can stand for it,and whatever the outcomings of it accept it and be happy for yourself and for your partner.cause it’s a lifetime commitment….8:00

54. prescel busquit - August 21, 2008

If I would be one of the lawmakers, I’d prefer not to allow same sex marriage because marriage is very sacred that people should really think twice and should really be ready before settling down to it. And marriage involves both male and female united as one individual sharing and accepting each others strength and weaknesses. So, therefore marriage is really for those having different gender, a male and female.I would like also to emphasize more two things why i would not allow same sex marriage. First, from the very beginning, God made first, man and woman to be united and multiply, he didn’t made man and man but instead man and woman because man is for woman and woman is for man. Secondly, it is already in our culture that is not allowing same sex marriage because its an immoral act, its not good to see in the eyes of people and even in the eyes of God. Its already against the law of being Christians.But of course this lesbians/gays have their rights to do what they want that could make them happy but of course there is really limitations specially doing the right and accepted one. 800.

55. marielle - August 21, 2008

If i will be 1 of the lawmakers i will allow same sex marriage. wanna know why??it just simply because, we are in a democratic country we can do whatever we wanted to do, such we should admit it, even do it is against the Holy bible as long as we are happy doing that. most of us think that its not accepted in our society, we should also accept the truth that our country today is not the same as before.we are living in a world surrounded by technologies. So weather we like it or not we should accept the fact that we are born to be happy and to become who we really are..
8:00

56. GYPSY - August 22, 2008

./,_For my ultimate answer..I really not agree of this SAME SEX MARRIAGE.It is because in one reason,.God creates only boy and girl and nothing else.It would just look like a mud not only to Him,but also to all people living in a particular place.ARE YOU? OR NOT?,.and that would be the question.
So,therefor,.lets be practical,lets be pure of who you are or who we are.Even though it was not on the commandments about marrying same sex ,but I know that you know that its really a sin!!,.RIGHT?!
I know the feelings of a person in love because I’m also a human.But lets think over a million before saying yes or to do the first move.So that no regrets at the end,.,8:00 PM.
_=_=_=_=_GYPSY B._=_=_=_=_

57. Ryan Roy Urbano - August 22, 2008

Ryan Says:
The same-sex marriage is such an illegal form in this world or country can be had. If we had this do you think? that girl to girl marriage or let say that man to man. Well we don’t want this. Man-Woman relationship is on, but this is kind of problem no way. Why? there are two reasons
a.) this same sex marriage is already approved in the United States but only two granted the state of Florida and California.
b.) If this situation will affect us religion will surely don’t like it especially if these will be applied young generation will do same
So as for me a concern student Same-Sex marriage is definetly error in the eyes of people and society so we muststop this or else we may face other consequences.

58. cocoi - August 22, 2008

1st things 1st, i’m not angry w/ the 3rd sex, in fact i have few friends, sexuality is not an issue of how u judge a person. DIG THIS! we live in the phil. w/c is a democratic country where everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, in other words everyone has the right to express their existence.

but what scares the S**T out of me is this “same sex marriage” that’s B***S**T!!! for Christ sake! having a same sex affair is enough, marriage is 2 much!! sometimes i beginning 2 think what hell are these people think of, i think their just bored of the usuall relationship of male & female and they want to try something new, GOD DAMN IT. if they want to get marry, i think the church is not a place or anywhere in this planet, if they wanna get marry they must create their own religion in HELL so they can F**k all day 4 d rest of their lives along w/ their GODDAMNED maker!!! im not really favor of that s**t!

but on the other hand, here in the phil. where the population is such a mess, i guess it can help to decline it. but still PLEASE…… no same sex marraige pls!!! relationship will do!

TO ALL THE GAYS: Be man enough!, for Christ’s sake God made this creatures so called “Women” “HOT WOMEN!” u should grab one of those! PLS. STOP PRACTICING THE SCIENCE OF SELLING YOURSELF SHORT.

Talandron, Iluminado Jr
Socio1 6:30-8:00

59. jesuah ampo800 - August 22, 2008

if i am among those lawmakers i would allow same sex marriage. although we are in a conservative country we must also be open to changes and among these changes that we need to address is the issue of gays and lesbians. like us they are also human beings who need to be happy and be given with all the oppurtunities every individual can have. in the issue of morality, at first we might consider same sex marriage as immoral but when given the legalization of the act it would no longer be considered as immoral. what we need to do is to accept the fact that our society is no longer composed of male and female only but of gays and lesbians as well. they are also part of our community, human beings like us,thus they are entitled of the priviliges that both male and female are enjoying. let us all open our eyes to the fact that our society is evolving and let us embrace if not accept the changes brought by this evolution so long we do not step on any one’s right.

60. kava d' wais - August 22, 2008

if i am a lawmaker…… i will never allow for such a thing to ever happen. I have nothing against gays and lesbians, after all, they are people too and they have every right to live in this world just like we do. but same sex marriage is quite another thing…. same sex marriage is against our beliefs. For us christians, we believe in GOD… and anything that is against the will of GOD, for us is a sin… In the bible, it is said that God made man in his own image and also God made man his partner, which is a WOMAN… for which they will take care of Gods creations. Now, to make it clearer, same sex marriage is NOT will of GOD… it is a will of MAN… and i think that same sex marriage is an insult to GOD Himself. Think of it this way!!! Why did God bother creating a woman to be a man’s partner and vice-versa. if same sex marriage is to be allowed!!!???

61. kava d' wais - August 22, 2008

if i am a lawmaker…… i will never allow for such a thing to ever happen. I have nothing against gays and lesbians, after all, they are people too and they have every right to live in this world just like we do. but same sex marriage is quite another thing…. same sex marriage is against our beliefs. For us christians, we believe in GOD… and anything that is against the will of GOD, for us is a sin… In the bible, it is said that God made man in his own image and also God made man his partner, which is a WOMAN… for which they will take care of Gods creations. Now, to make it clearer, same sex marriage is NOT will of GOD… it is a will of MAN… and i think that same sex marriage is an insult to GOD Himself. Think of it this way!!! Why did God bother creating a woman to be a man’s partner and vice-versa. if same sex marriage is to be allowed!!!????

62. lovely - August 22, 2008

We cant blame them for who they are right now,, even if they are like that they still have the right to live their life as they want to be like being married to same sex..we do have friends like them and some of us has a sibling like them.

Yes it is an immoral act but then god can still understand them.

So if i would be the lawmaker i’ll make a law that would make same sex marriage legal.. lets give them their rights, their rights to be loved by their same sex and their rights to live with each other legally..

63. lovely - August 22, 2008

We cant blame them for who they are right now,, even if they are like that they still have the right to live their life as they want to be like being married to same sex..we do have friends like them and some of us has a sibling like them.

Yes it is an immoral act but then god can still understand them.

So if i would be the lawmaker i’ll make a law that would make same sex marriage legal.. lets give them their rights, their rights to be loved by their same sex and their rights to live with each other legally..

8:00pm… thanks sa luglug maam..hehehehehe

64. Eara May Gamba - August 23, 2008

As far as I’m concerned,same sex marriage is fine with me and definitely i’m not against on it. As simple as, if what makes them happy then they should go for it. We should not descriminate them(gays/lesbian)instead appreciate them for who they are. There just being true to theirselves and absolutely not pretending to there personal identity. Most people think same sex marriage is immoral, but how can you say its immoral when this people love each other that much that they can’t find this love to there opposite sex.?? We can’t force them to do against there will. Why they keep on critizing gays and lesbians? Those people actually dont know how gays/lesbians fell when they do the criticism.
Actually some of my friends are gays and lesbians and i will surely support them for the things that i think would make them a better individuals. Its not that I’m being bias because i have a friends like them, its just so happened that i want this so called “3rd sex” to be happy on the things they think can make them happy and satisfied.. 8:00pm

65. melchor valmoria - August 23, 2008

Same sex marriage must allowed here in our country. Why? As individual we have a right to love whatever and whoever it is (applicable in human to get marriage to co-human also)! It doesn’t matter regarding with your gender for as long as you are decent in front of many people, you are showing kindness and giving respect to the right and dignity for everybody.
Being a part of third sex it doesn’t mean you are immoral in the eye of society. Most of the gays and lesbians are more successful in their career compared to the men and women because some people are discriminate their whole entire personality and belongingness in the society but they don’t know it gives us eagerness and courage to strive more in our achievements so that they will appreciate us.
In the BILL OF RIGHTS and ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW REGARDING GENDER although is not yet approve we were/are given and protected an equal rights and dignity.I believe in the eye of GOD gays and lesbians consider as HIS children.In the 10 commandents there no such things that against the same sex marriage yet there’s a law stated “THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY” and “THOU SHALL NOT STEAL.”According to the BOOK OF ROMANS “HAVING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE OPPOSITE OR SAME SEX,”once they habitually practicing of it just to satisfy physical pleasure it consider as “IMMORALITY OF SEX.”What im going to impart is we just want to live happy without any discrimination of the people around us. Actually, the lawyers and government officials are more IMMORAL but not ALL OF THEM. I say this first and foremost, lawyers are master in different laws and strategical philosophical statement so that a certain crime will consider as legal, second, some of our government officials are corrupting the money and the poverty is still going on and doesn’t solve yet. Now my question is,”WHO IS MORE IMMORAL, THE PREVAILING OF RIGHTS IN SAME SEX MARRIAGE OR THE LAWYERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN DIFFERENT CRIME AND ILLEGAL POSSESSION?WHY SOME OF THEM RECOGNIZING THEIRSELVES AS A MORAL INDIVIDUAL EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT?WHY MOST OF THE LAWMAKERS ARE FOCUSED AND LOOKING DOWN THE PRIVILGE OF THIRD SEX TO HAVE MARRIAGE INSTEAD TO SOLVE THE POLITICAL ISSUE AND CRIMES HERE IN THE COUNTRY?I think they are insecure of us. Recently, we are thankful that some of the “INDEPENDENT CHURCHES” are allowing this kind of issue and deeply understand our feelings.8:00pm-GH 203

66. phoebe kaye reyes - August 23, 2008

same-sex marriage? oh c’mmon. Probably if I am a lawmaker I will not allow that same-sex marriage kind of thing.you’re thinking beacause i’m a girl and i only fall for boys& in my whole life i will never really be in-love with a girl, that’s why I don’t agree? Maybe. But that’s not my reason why i’m not allowing the legalizing of same-aex marriage. WHY? DOES GOD APPROVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?. Our creator established rules governing marriage long before the government began regulating the institution. God intended marriage to be a permanent and an intimate bond between a man and a woman(Matthew 19:4). Mena and women are designed to complement each other so they may be capable of satisfying each other’s emotional, spiritual ans sexual needs and desires. Does God says he allows woman-woman, man-man? He all commanded us: “You must not lie down with a male the same as you lie down with a woman. It is a detestable thing.” (Leviticus 18:22)
Still, with God’s guidance and help, anyone sincere and faithful enough can learn how to change.
The question is,those who are involve to sam-sex relationship and people who tend to legalize that kind of marriage, do they have the views same to that with God?

67. patty ranes - August 23, 2008

for me..my reaction to this is well,we know that here in the Philippines..marriage is really a sacred thing but knowing the 3rd sex..i think they also have the right!why not give the 3rd sex(gays/lesbian) the opportunity to express their feelings and to show it with whom they really love.Let’s remember that lesbian/gays are also human and has the right to live in this world normally and be happy.and if i were one of the lawfirms…i will also give them the chance to be happy while they are still here in this world because lyf is so short and we would never know what will happen to us the next day!right?so why not enjoy life and let that 3rd sex to be happy and satisfied with their life.

68. Joel M. Accion Jr. - August 23, 2008

Man by nature is a political and sociable animal seeking for happiness and pleasure,so I am in favor of the same sex maariage in the sense that we all have the right to enjoy our existence, and the pursuit of happiness is our major concern, hence the church as an institution of morality prohibits it, but i still strongly stand that it could bring positive outcome as to control the population growth which causes severe problems in our society…………let the freedom of individual prevails……

69. jhong flores - August 23, 2008

same sex marraige should not be legalize in philippines or even in any country, because the lord only created two kinds or gender of human beings which are male and female (man&woman) which makes the third sex such as gay & lesbians considered as a sin or disobedience to the will of god. and letting or legalizing the same sex marriage is like tollerating the wrong doings of some people, specially to the people belong to the third sex.and tollerating the mistakes is a sin too.

and considering that the lawmakers also do some corruptions which is immoral this can’t be the reason or the bases of making the another immoral act such as same sex marraige. na g?

bacause if the lawmakers are doing immoral and the immorality of the same sex marraige will be ligalized it is then that the two are both doing immorality.

the immorality in the society should not be added with the immorality of the same sex marraige…
it is then enough that we have the immorality of the lawmakers…
the lord will be the one that funish them…
and as what god said that we should respect our goverment because he is the one authorized them to lead us or our country…
let all the politiciansor lawmakers do thier immorality because time will come that they will suffer the consecoinses of what they are doing…
and let as save the third sex from immorality by not ligalizing the same sex…8:00

70. Ryan Roy Urbano - August 24, 2008

Ryan Says:
The same-sex marriage is such an illegal form in this world or country can be had. If we had this do you think? that girl to girl marriage or let say that man to man. Well we don’t want this. Man-Woman relationship is on, but this is kind of problem no way. Why? there are two reasons
a.) this same sex marriage is already approved in the United States but only two granted the state of Florida and California.
b.) If this situation will affect us religion will surely don’t like it especially if these will be applied young generation will do same
So as for me a concern student Same-Sex marriage is definetly error in the eyes of people and society so we muststop this or else we may face other consequences.

71. Huevos - August 24, 2008

I agree about same sex marriage, only in the law but not in the eyes of God. This means that civil wedding could be accepted but not in the church. I have nothing against gays and lesbians but God created only two genders, the male and the female.But since these homosexuals are still God’s people, I guess they have the right to be happy as long as their relationship doesn’t affect or hurt others. If this kind of wedding will be approved and they decided to get married,all I can say to these people is, they must be prepared for the criticisms they can gey from the others because not all people are open-minded.

72. pamela4ever - August 24, 2008

As a lawmaker, i would not allow or make it legal having a same sex marriage. Marriage is a sacred religious rite, and it would just weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage if same sex marriage would be legalized. Marriage was instituted as a legal joining of a man and woman in order to have legitimate children and form a family unit fulfill mutual needs. Do you think that they will live happily if people around them will just discriminate them? God does not create a third sex and having a relationship with the same sex and we know that homosexuality is not acceptable in religion and in our society.

—Pamela V. Tubay—

73. pamela v. tubay - August 24, 2008

As a lawmaker, i would not allow or make it legal having a same sex marriage. Marriage is a sacred religious rite, and it would just weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage if same sex marriage would be legalized. Marriage was instituted as a legal joining of a man and woman in order to have legitimate children and form a family unit fulfill mutual needs. Do you think that they will live happily if people around them will just discriminate them? God does not create a third sex and having a relationship with the same sex and we know that homosexuality is not acceptable in religion and in our society.

74. reggie - August 24, 2008

If I am a Lawmaker, probably I would not implement a law that would allow people to have same sex marriage because I still believe that marriage is a privelage given by God to both man and woman. We all know that marriage is one of Gods sevan sacraments. This sacred sacrament should be respected.
With this, I would rather make people understand that this kind of relationship could not give an assurance that it will work. In reality, this kind of set up is not acceptable to the public even if you keep on letting people know why you are in this kind of relationship.
In me, I still believe that the best relationship to have is the relationship between a man and a woman.

Reggie

75. Anne Danielle Alfelor - August 24, 2008

I am a liberated person and that means i am open for understanding everything. But reading this article gave me doubts and questions. Should “Same Sex Marriage” be allowed in this country?.

First, i have lesbian and gay friends (i hope my reaction for this article will not affect our friendship). i have good relationship with them and i respect their identities. however, for my CONSERVATIVE point of view. I am not in favor of legalizing the Same Sex Marriage in this society. Basically, these homosexuals and bisexuals were already given their freedom. They are accepted in the country so there is NO WAY that we could say that we are being harsh on them and we are condemning them if ever the same sex marriage will not be legalized. According to the bible, “A man is destined to woman”. Same sex RELATIONSHIP is already against the law of God, what more is the Same sex MARRIAGE?. could you imagine yourself seeing a couple with same sex hugging and kissing in public? or seeing a newly wedded same sex couple coming out from a church? It is obnoxious!.

For my OTHER point of view, given the fact that time changes everything. it is a necessity for us to cope up with these changes including this issue. MAYBE it’s time for us to try something new. If the opposite sex marriage is impossible for some, then MAYBE same sex is. we have to risk certain things like traditions, cultures and other religious beliefs in order for us to discover things. Anyway, i might as well say i could not support this statement furthermore.

bottom line here is i STRONGLY object with the same sex marriage. same sex relationship might be okay, but i don’t think marriage of same sex is a good idea. If i would be given a chance to be lawmaker, i would NEVER create a law that would allow same sex marriage to happen. instead, I’ll make use of my time working on my top priorities such as laws for children and women, laws that could help and protect poor people and so on and so forth…

Danielle.

76. abigail gesmalin - August 24, 2008

If im a lawmaker i will not give gays/lesbian to have a same sex marriage.
if giving them same sex marriage what will happened next?… if they adapt children.. what the children says?… my mother is also a father?.. and my father is also a mother?… so many consequence for having sex marriage its not protecting the chruch or the pride of our country but its a will to protect the children for there future… try to look for the bright side of the way what will you think if you are the children that have been adapted by them… what people will say to you and how can you accept the true for your mother and father is male to male and female to female?..
if i make law for this i will look for the future to come not in the way of looking for the other people to enjoy their freedom… 800 gesmalin,abigail

77. rizelfuncky - August 25, 2008

For me as a student and as a part of the society i am not in favor of legalizing the same sex marriage because as we all know that same sex marriage is an IMMORAL act to the eyes of the people and thats the truth that same sex marriage will not be legalize. We all know that we cant blame all the gays/lesbians because they are only being true to their selves. And as for the corrupt politicians shame on you!!! You are using the peoples money but we cant blame them cause voters put them in their seats. Its a big challenge to us to put them out of their seats in the Government.

78. Vanessa Manginlaud - August 25, 2008

If i will given a chance to create or make law, i would STRICTLY NOT allow
to have the relation between same sex, it was just too immoral for us
human to have relation to same sex we have. Lets just say that finding a right person will take as long time to find, but if we have the courage to face the problems each of the day that comes, then we also have he courage to find the right person for us.

79. tato,michelle - August 25, 2008

we all know that same sex marriage is againts the law.but, still the population of this relationship is getting bigger.
i think its not right to judge those people. i’m not saying that i do agree to this issue. but,each of one of us has its own freedom. so, why dont we let them do those things and let them know that it is wrong.

80. krista rica a. dacalos - August 25, 2008

well, as far as i know, here in philippines is a christian country and they still stood up in what the bible says that male is for female and female is for male, nothing can change that fact.
i think, being married to their same sex is not what can make them enjoy life but to accept that they are gays and lesbians.they are human and can make a mistake. its not that i am with them, its just that we are not GOD to judge them.
for me, its ok if the same sex marriage will allow or not, just enjoy what GOD gave you. dont mind what some other people think because behind that “judgemental” looks they are not perfect too.

81. Heloise Ortega - August 25, 2008

In our society in a year before and now a days it is very hard for us to accept for the lesbians/gays to get married because of our culture. Besides our ancestor inculcated our mind that its is immoral particularly in our religious belief. Thats why we could not easy wash out that kind of culture we used to be in so many years.But we did not blaming themselves if their lesbians/gays co’z they still a human that need to be love and to love. they still have a right what others do in this world but to think that there were always limitation. Specially that we are in the catholic country although ther are some non-catholic but almost filipino people are catholic.And for those lawmakers or politicians, we know that they were very powerful and rich but its not easy to make that kind of agreement that fast as what they want because of our culture they were still belong in our belief that same sex marriages is immoral act not only for us filipino but to God. Gods loves us what ever you are, who ever you are but he made us with limitation. So think twice before you do something of your action that you could not hurt others.

82. justine dangcalan - August 25, 2008

for me, it would be great f we give their freedom in expressing their love even though they belong in the same sex. as long as they don’t hurt other people. in the first place its not their fault to be in love.i know it is an immoral act to be married in a same sex but what is more important is you love one another and you were happy in your relationship.

83. joyce ann reston - August 25, 2008

I disagree to same sex marriage because God haven’t made a third sex party.
Marriage is a sacred, it is one of the seven sacrament. Lawmaker should not make a law that could allow the same gender to be married.
I belive that boy is to girl and girl is to boy. SO. the lesbian and gays have no space here on earth.

84. -iaLe- - August 25, 2008

For me..if I would be a lawmaker I will not allow them to have a same sex marriage it is because God created only Man and Woman. If we gave them a priveledge of having a same sex marriage it is just we don’t follow what God had planned for us. Yes i know that some gays there have a feeling of being a woman but we should accept the reality that in marriage only two opposie sex should face in the altar and make a promise to God because in marriage is very sacred.

85. jenyva - August 25, 2008

my comments about the issue of the sane sex marriage is… in against it! im disagree having a same sex marriage here in the philippines. because it is an immoral act! im not anti lesbian and gays and iam not against having a relationship in a lesbian and gays. but having a same sex marriage is another matter… can you feel or take that the two couples were same sex marriage exchanging their vows in front of many people and in front of the altar???some other countries have done this but here in the philippines…..no way!! it could never be happen..because like i said awhile ago,it is an immoral act. and it is not good to the eyes of others, and also from God 8;00

86. Ocay - August 25, 2008

If I were the Lawmaker, I wouldn’t allow that our state would formally legalized the same sex marriage. Why????…… As a Roman Catholic….. men are made for women…..and women are made for men.
maybe they are just confuse in their identities………….i know that some people couldn’t understand their situations…….some might think that they are just mess in the society especially here in the philippines…..I’m not in the side that we should descriminate them…… I think as a rational creature, they has the right to be respected and not to be desciminated. And sure in my words that SAME SEX MARRIAGE should not be formally legalized. Our country and fellowmen is quite sensitive when it comes on that issue..

87. Ocay - August 25, 2008

If I were the Lawmaker, I wouldn’t allow that our state would formally legalized the same sex marriage. Why????…… As a Roman Catholic….. men are made for women…..and women are made for men.
maybe they are just confuse in their identities………….i know that some people couldn’t understand their situations…….some might think that they are just mess in the society especially here in the philippines…..I’m not in the side that we should descriminate them…… I think as a rational creature, they has the right to be respected and not to be desciminated. And sure in my words that SAME SEX MARRIAGE should not be formally legalized. Our country and fellowmen is quite sensitive when it comes on that issue..

88. Quennie Gay Castro - August 25, 2008

If I would be giVen the privilege to be a lawmaker, I would not allow same sex marriage to be legalized… I am not condemning gays/lesbians but for the country’s sake of being catholic, we must inculcate in our minds that, that kind of immorality cant be tolerated. If you are saying that some lawmakers are more immoral that those gays/ lesbians, that would be a different story to be tackled. Also, if same sex marriage would be possible in our country, I would have been married.hehehe.., kidding aside, we all know that same sex couples could never bear a child of their own so they won’t be able to have a family which came from their own blood and flesh.

89. Cajegas, Mardy C. - August 25, 2008

If I will be the one of the lawmakers I will have a bill on same sex marriage. Although, we or I am living in a conservative country. It is not they are on the same sex or they act an immoral and scandolous, it is where you manage your act wheither it is in a right way, place and a right time. It depends on the person who acts if they act scandolous too. It is not they are on the same sex they have no right to be happy and to be on this beatiful creation of God. God created this world to everybody! He never said that only those straight men amd women only can be in his creation – he said nothing. There are lesbian, especialy gays are more sucessful, resfectful one than those who are straight person. So, they have the right to be happy in this country and live peacefully!

90. Quennie Gay Castro - August 25, 2008

If I would be giVen the privilege to be a lawmaker, I would not allow same sex marriage to be legalized… I am not condemning gays/lesbians but for the country’s sake of being catholic, we must inculcate in our minds that, that kind of immorality cant be tolerated. If you are saying that some lawmakers are more immoral that those gays/ lesbians, that would be a different story to be tackled. Also, if same sex marriage would be possible in our country, I would have been married.hehehe.., kidding aside, we all know that same sex couples could never bear a child of their own so they won’t be able to have a family which came from their own blood and flesh.

91. GELLADO,Cheysser G. - August 25, 2008

If I am a law maker I will not make a law of same sex marriage because we are living in a conservative country and marriage has a sacred value because God gives his blessings to a couple for a better life.As a married person you have a promise infront of many people and God, to live with your husband/wife through thick and thin.God creates men for women and women for men.
Same sex marriage will not be accept to the eye of a people and of course for the church.It will be a great sin,because having a relationship,it has a great responsibility and commitment for the two couple .If same sex marriage will be approve,how they can give happiness and fulfillment to each other?Sex has a great value for a couple because it can give pleasure and happiness.Sex is more satisfying for a opposite sex. ().

92. Ruth Shield Ombreso - August 25, 2008

wow! this is the kind of issue that requires a lot and deeper understanding. for me,sex marriage is not bad it is just not accepted in our country and we cant blame those people who disagree on it.its been a practice that has been practiced since the spaniard colinizer colonized us. and as the time goes/pass by it becomes our culture and it is so hard to break from it. it is like breaking a king’s word. if we really want “same sex marriage” to be legalize we must cut first the roots of the tree. where the taboo mentally of SSM all started. and the root is none other than the church. the church is the one who taught us that SSM is bad. that is the belief that they passed to us.(To be specific the priests). so see how complicated it is.
there are things in this world that we think so unfair and it is because it is not in favor on our part. life is not perfect. and let me say this to you. you (the gays and lesbians) dont need to be married.i mean be married in the church. what is important that you two binds yourselves to one another and be true to each other and stay with each other for the rest of your life together. because that is what marriage really means.

93. lark plaza - August 25, 2008

Same sex marraige is an immoral act in the eye of god and in the eye of people.In my opinion or if I am a law maker I would not make a bill to legalize it because it is a sin to marry you own same gender.Although we should respect the rights of those third sex and we should not discriminate their rights and we have thesame outlook to those in third sex society and to those in normal society.

94. ivy bulosan - August 25, 2008

If I am the lawmaker of the Philippines I simply, make a law for the protection of the lesbians and gays and give them the privileges that they deserve but I won’t allow the same sex marriage in the Philippines. My reason is the same with the anti homosexual marriage reasons that it is immoral in the eyes of men and in the eyes of God. Supposedly, marriage is a sacred event between the man and woman only and if we allow same sex marriage, the true meaning of marriage will lose. Yeah, there is no constant in this world except change but not this kind of change. It will affect our relationship to God. Though it is not expressly written in the bible that God won’t allow homosexual marriage but searching God’s Will for us it will lead us to His command and one of these is woman and man should become one in heart, spirit and one being. He never said man to man or woman to woman. It is disgusting to hear that same sex got married. I am not against the lesbians or gays but I’m against to the things they’d done especially if against morality. Morality is very important; we should not do anything to make us immoral.

95. karen concepcion - August 25, 2008

Well,as the bible says that men are for women.and same sex marriage is such an immoral act.let us look it at the other side, for me gays have important role on the society.anyone of us have been entertained by those gays,for their talents and skills that they are showing us that eventually helping us.YES, their immoral if they do those immoral acts. but forme, i agree on that same sex marriage. and if there’s a law that legalizing the same sex marriage. ad long as their happy and as long as their not hurting other people.let us give them the chance to live the lives on their own.and we can’t deny the fact that there are so many gays and lesbians in the society now we like it or not we can still see them everywhere in the philippines.

96. Aene Dem Comiling - August 25, 2008

Same sex marriage is not the issue actually, it’s the same sex relationship;marriage is not the only thing that can bind two people, marriage is not the only way to prove the person that you love him/her. In a conservative country like Philippines same sex relationship is really an immoral act, but let’s deal with it, we are now in a modern generation, and same sex relationship is a normal thing. Conservative people should not be so judgemental about it , for after all, lesbians and gays are also human who have feelings, and for me suppression of feelings are human rigth violation. Lesbians and gays have their right to choose their partners in life, just like us normal people. Although God didn’t made the third sex in the story of creation, but God did not also want this kind of people to supress their feelings, for the more we suppress our feelings the more we get hurt, and I know God doesn’t want the third sex to be hurt just like the way he doesn’t wants normal people like us to be get hurt. Eventhough being gay or lesbian is in just the state of the mind, just part of our imaginination, but we must also remember that imagination is hard to resist,especially if it is what our mind is dictating us. Being married/live in partner to your same sex is not really an issue to be banned of, let’s be open to this issue and give our fellow lesbian/gay the rights that we enjoys, especially in choosing our partner in life and who we wants to love. They also need freedom of their feelings just like us.

97. duremdes, meiko - August 25, 2008

The Philippines is a country where traditional Catholic values are still predominant. Being a Filipino catholic, I am not in favor of same sex marriage because marriage has traditionally been understood as the union of one man and one woman. It is a sacred religious sacrament and if that sacral nature is derived from the idea that it has been blessed by God, then it will cease being sacred if God’s laws on marriage are not followed. If marriage ia a holy sacrament then it becomes easier to understand how a union that is regarded as an immoral abomination would cause problems. It would, after all, represent a form of desecration and that would be viewed as undermining a holy institution.

98. ♥myKah♥ - August 25, 2008

Well for me if I have the authority like what with the lawmakers, I would be doing the same of the majority of our officials today.Its not to condemn those people but to chose what the most of our “kababayan” think is right.We are born here in the Philippines we used to live with our culture ever since.We knew our selves identity nearly at the age of eight and as well as the others probably our family and friends all the people who surrounds us there’s only two sex in this wold!,put an emphasis to that word “two”.But as we grow older we noticed and eventually get to know this so called third sex.
And now marriage is already involved in this issue of third sex,that for me is still immorality.Why because you see two people is commiting there selves to a fellow woman or guy!
I think being attracted to same sex will do but to the point of going together and go on for marraige is entirely different!And I just definitely disagree with same sex marraige.

99. Aiar Adlawan - August 26, 2008

If I were to be a legislator I wouldn’t pass a bill recognizing the ‘Same Sex Marriage’ to be legal in the Philippines even if this would mean a bad publicity to me, I would prefer the latter. Why? because I was born and I think I’ll die a conservative christian with regards to the christian doctrines. Philippines is the cradle of christianity in Asia and Christianity has a vital role in our cultural formation.
In saying such, I do not mean I hate 3rd sex, I love them and I always enjoyed their company but on that issue I have my spare stand that is in respect to what majority believes, we should not promulgate law recognizing ‘Same Sex Marriage’ to be legal in the country.
I’m putting everything into an impartial perspective weighing the circumstances but human as I am,restricted with my own judgments, not in favor of the ‘Same Sex Marriage’.
Lastly, I respect and they owe me my admiration (gays and lesbians )for being extremely true to themselves and true to us. They all made and continually making us very happy.
♥♥♥

100. Joel M. Accion Jr. - August 26, 2008

Man by nature is a political and sociable animal seeking for happiness and pleasure. I am in favor of the same sex marriage in the sense that we all have the right to choose for something we want to attain and achieve. The church as an institution of morality disagree because it is against its doctrine and teachings but i think as society evolves, i am quite sure that same sex marriage would be accepted by the people in the future generations.We all deserve to be happy in our existence in this world and let us be fair and respectful with the choice of the other people with regards to their lives. Let us not be judgmental…..Let individual’s freedom prevails……..6:30-8:00 P.M.

101. Gl3nn R. - August 26, 2008

If am a lawmaker, I will not implement a law that same sex marriage is legally in Philippines, because we are religious catholic country and even so are culture in our society its not yet accepted to saw a couple that in same sex being married in holy matrimony in front of our GOD… it’s another one biggest moral sin.!!! And even so again they have a freedom or a democracy to show on us what they are or what they have become.. But still they must respect the tradition of holy gospel of Christianity and also of our heritage culture of being a respectful Filipino person… best am against of same sex marriage…..

102. karla mae tabanao - August 26, 2008

How can they think that same sex marriage is an immoral act? I think thinking of it as immoral is merely ignorance in the part of our society. The sole reason for same sex marriage is one and the same with a marriage between a man and a woman; union of the heart and the soul. How can it be wrong to love the same sex when in the simplest form, it is still love.

Ignorance is the main cause of this ugly view towards same sex marriage and the same ignorance should be the one condoned and be rid of in the world.

103. karla mae tabanao - August 26, 2008

if i am a lawmaker, i would legalize same sex marriage.

104. mayeth basinillo - August 26, 2008

if i would be a lawmaker i will not make a law that will legalized the same sex marriages,because it is immoral act as a human.and in the eyes of many people it is wrong,not only into us but in the eyes of our lord,theres no need to argue about that,same sex marriage is very immoral we dont have to compare this in the in our political issues because it is definitely different,same sex marriage talk about our dignity as a human,i cant imagine that the same sex sleep together that doing something not good…ohh just kidding,yuh its true that same sex marriages can make other people happy but only those who are lesbians or gays.thats why if i would be a lawmaker i dont want or i will not make a law that is immoral to all.

105. Fretzie Tamot - August 26, 2008

I wonder, why is it that people believe that their most effective punishment, or perhaps a therapy technique toward a GAY person is to limit or cease relationship with that person? Has this approach ever made someone just decide that their “choice” of their “lifestyle” is just not worth losing whoever is with holding relationship with them? I just don’t think I could ever bring myself to talk to anybody that didn’t accept me for who I am or in that case if you are gay.I know I couldn’t just up and walk away from a person because they are gay. That would be hypocritical of me anyway.

People who turn their backs are just not worth the effort of talking to. You don’t have to explain anything to them. What’s important is that both of you in that certain relationship, are happy. that’s all that matters.

But of course, there should always be limitations, and you must be responsible in your every actions.

either you are GAY or NOT, as what as i remember, every person is created by GOD EQUALLY.:) im not against the same sex relationship. There are just people trying to live life as possibly as they could.

106. Syvil Sugar Belleza - August 26, 2008

In the busyness of my daily life I have been reading and pondering many things.Does anti-gay people and groups realize that by prohibiting same sex marriage, they are creating sin? If the gay couple can’t marry, then they are fornicating outside of marriage. They’re gonna have sex anyway may as well be within the sanctity of marriage.

I believe much of it is fear based. They fear what they don’t know, fear what they cannot understand, fear what they cannot control.

I oppose discrimination on basis of sexual orientation, whether against homosexuals or heterosexuals. I believe that civil partnerships open to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples should be legally recognized and that the partners, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, are entitled to the same benefits and protection of the law. But I do not believe that we should change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.

My reasons go to the nature of marriage as the societal institution that represents, symbolizes and protects the inherently reproductive human relationship. I believe that society needs such an institution.

My point is, im not against the same sex relationship literally speaking but i am when it comes to morality issues. why? because it stated in the Bible that God only created two kinds of person and that would be a WOMAN and a MAN. And it is also stated that when we talk about MARRIAGE only these two type of person are allowed or something.

In our time today, people like these are recognized as couples. And we cant deny the fact that no matter how we look at them the love they felt for each other can’t be question. There are just only people who lives life to the fullest and foolest. As long as they are happy inlove no one can tear them apart. And that particular thing, we should understand.🙂

107. reyan bustillo - August 26, 2008

“a conservative culture like Philippines”. this one of the major reasons why the so called “lawmakers” can’t easily or worse, can never, pass a law for allowing the the gay/lesbian community to have same sex marriage. Most people in our country is still in a stereotype perceptive.
moreover, nowadays, peple are slowly accepting and opening their minds towards homosexuality but not yet on the same sex marriage. i think it takes a very long time to accept and allow it.
so even if im one of the powerful lawmakers in our country, i can’t easily pass a law or an act to allow same sex marriage becuase of many and more powerful hidrances! one and most powerful of which is the CHURCH. however, i will focus to eliminate/do not allow the number one issue of the third sex which is DISCRIMINATION. after eliminating it, i think it is much more easier now, not only allowing and make same sex marriage be legalized, but also to pass an act/law that will allow homosexuals to recieve an equal rights and privileges just like what the “heterosexuals” receive.

108. catays,werlyn - August 26, 2008

if i would be a lawmaker,i will not allow this same sex marriage,because in what Gods book have said that man destined to a woman,this is the one reason why God funished us because of this stupid idea of same sex marriage and the peoples bad doings and it is very bad in the eyes of young children.If there is a right person for us,it will come to you.Love can wait.You are the one who made your destiny.If you yhink that this is bad idea dont do it,unless it may destroy your life!

109. Rhoda Kristine Taunan - August 26, 2008

Same sex marriage should not be tolerated in the country. Not that I’m against it but I know for a fact that it is wrong. We all know it’s immoral, so why would we settle for something immoral? Our country has more important things to focus on and why would the lawmakers give more time discussing about such immoral thing?

At the same time, Im not condemning them to show their real colors and what they really feel. Marriage for same sex couple should be postponed for more discussion at the senate.

110. Aristotle Prahinog - August 26, 2008

My point of view regarding with the issue of the same sex marriage is that it should be not legalize here in the Philippines. Not to the extent that I am condemning those person concerned or involved in this certain issue. Indeed, as a Christian. I highly disagree on the same sex marriage, in the sense that on the theological point of view. First, God created men with the sex of male and female. Second, God commanded from the book of genesis to Adam and eve “go to the world and multiply” which it implies pro creation. And lastly, Jesus said to the people and to his desciples that “love one another as I have loved you.” This implies that we should love our brother and sisters; literally and theologically God let the man love the other man and woman love the other woman. (Thus, God did not said that) as Jesus Christ so love His Father . Thus, God did not said man should marries another man and woman marries another woman. On the other hand d I cannot deny the fact that the world is dynamic and it is bound for changes. (One of the effects of these changes) however, people now days have there own perspective of how they see love and how they see the Sacraments of marriage. Moreover, the same sex marriage I believe is a long way to be resolved and accepted by the church. If the church will accept it I can see twofold effect on it, first it could be a great beneficiary for those who are engaging on the same sex relationship and second, it could cause a tragedy for the church. In the sense that what moral grounds should the church teach about morality towards the children, people and to the next generation to come. Hence, same sex marriage could be legalized but the under civil marriage but not on the church, the marriage in the church is a Divine and Sacred marriage it is not an ordinary ceremony like in the civil marriage, condemning those who are concerned on the same sex relationship is not my job, but rather loving them for who they are; is the thing that I can do, because loving is timeless and boundless.

111. Miguel Angelo C. Tan - August 26, 2008

Hello. This is Miguel Ma’am.

My comment regarding the matter is, the Bible has said something against same sex intimate relationships. If I remember correctly, the Word of God mentioned that:

(Romans 1:27)
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

It is clearly written here that same-sex is an error, and deserves a recompence/punishment.

Therefore, as children of God, we must follow these things which are clearly written here, unless the meaning of these things are perverted once again.

I then, express that such same-sex marriage is most improper, and is universally and divinely wrong.

112. hello - August 27, 2008

If we see it theologically we could already conclude that it is not right to have same sex marriage. As time change we would also have to adjust to current situations. That’s why for me I am in favor of legalizing the same sex marriage her in the Philippines. I accept that in a society since I have a lot of friends who are engaged in that kind of relationship. And it would just be between them and their God. I am not in the right position to condemn them because of their actions. I know they are doing immoral act but human as we are, we are not perfect, we also commit mistakes and it is a part of growing up. These person engaged in these kind of a relationship suffers their own consequences between her/his God and the people who humiliate them.

There for I am in favor of legalizing the same sex marriage but, as for myself. I can never see my self engaged in that kind of a relationship. Hence it is a persons will and choice.

113. CANONIGO,Mary Grace - August 27, 2008

… if i am a lawmaker…,? for me, about the same SEX marriage. is so immoral because as we all know that in the first generation, GOD only made two different sex which are man and woman. In the bible Adam and Eve are the good example of god’s creation.

114. Jalando-on,Marjorie - August 27, 2008

If i am one of the lawmaker, i would definitely not allowed or even make a law about the same sex marriage. I do still believe in the sacredness of the marriage as far as i am concerned.In the holy bible says,there are only two who are allowed to be united as one.That is the man and the woman. No other was mentioned.We are the only Christian nation in Asia and even before we have this culture and high value about the Christian teachings.If that will be legalized, I believed immorality rate will increase. I do respect the gays/lesbians if that is what they want about having the freedom to love their same gender, but please can you respect also the rules of the church???

115. nica llamas - August 27, 2008

I believe having the right to be married for the person you really love must be consedered. Most especially for our fellow brothers and sisters, though we labeled them gays/lesbians. Common guys lets give them the chance to have also the freedom in marrying the love of their lives. Well if i will be given the opportunity to make a law, i would give them also the chance to enjoy and experience marriage life!!!every one must be happy!!!

116. hehehehehe - August 27, 2008

ALL LESBIANS AND GAYS!!!!

GO FUCK YOURSELVES IN HELL!!!

HEHEHEEHEHEH.

117. Butron, Glen - August 28, 2008

They may say that gays/lesbian are not part of our society. For me being one of them is really to be proud of. It may sound odd but im proud to say im a gay.People may discriminate me but i’m being true to myself
If given a chance and I’ll become a lawmaker I will make a law that allow same sex marriage. Beacause for me we are also humans who have rights and this is one of our rights to be happy with the person we love.
People say Philippines is a catholic country and it is against the law of God to get married with same sex. But its not wrong to love right? And God says in the bible “let there be Love on earth”.
It’s not for a sexual intercourse that both sex get married. The vow itself is sacred that the couples made and should be respected.
All of us should be given a chance to show to everybody our freedom and to show love.

118. Joy Joy M. Vergara - August 30, 2008

If i will be a lawmaker, I will work on the same sex marriage to be legalized, we are all humans and we have our own hopes and wants. Life is too short so let’s help them to enjoy life, anyway this is a democratic country wherein everyone is free to express their feelings. Some people might think it’s immoral but if this will be approved and legalized, i don’t think that other people will ask or question this acts.

There are also benefits that we can get from this, for an instance some people use same sex marriage for business purposes, such as Elton John, who married with same sex for the reason of conjugal property, and to pursue their business and also to minimize our burgeoning population.

119. Elnie Gambong - September 8, 2008

If I were a lawmaker, I surely NOT agree with the issue regarding the same sex marriage its because its against the Ten Commandments that God was giving,.us. Its not normal to a Filipino to do that thing its abnormal because God created only Man and Woman, not only man or only woman…so it must be the man and women will married not with the same sex…thanks

120. Reyjeth Lanquibo - September 8, 2008

If I will be a lawmakers i won’t agree in having a law in same sex marriage. because it is an immoral act. When we say marriage it compose of male and female. not male to male or female to female, according to my understanding and according to church.

We’re known to be a conservative country so why will we destroy it just to have this law?

Majority of the society specially the church do not agree in having this law, it’s a sinful one if we allow same sex marriage because God created only male and female, and female is only for male.

121. hazel villaruz - September 9, 2008

As a member of a christian community,we live in a democratic country.We have the freedom to choose what is right from wrong.As a lawmaker i would not agree on same sex marriage because it is stated in the bible that as woman we are destined to man. And the sacrament of marriage is a lifelong union of man to a woman.Even though the other country engage to a same sex marriage we should not do the same thing.The sacrament of marriage is sacred and it should be follow correctly so that we cannot commit any mistake to the 10 commandments and on the sacrament of marriage.We should not compare the mistake of the people who are engage into that kind of situation but to give importance into those people who are doing corrupt things into our country.So as a lawmaker i would established a law not to have a same sex marriage because we can behappy in a different way…..

122. Suzanne S. Misagal - August 9, 2009

Allowing same-sex marriage is going beyond the primary meaning of marriage itself in the religious context. Basically, marriage is set to unite two individuals of the opposite sex to create a family. If we speak of a family, it is composed of a mother, a father, and a child. And when the said proposition will be put into legalization and will be accepted, what kind of family will the same-sex couple could provide in the society?. Provided that they can have kids with the help of science, what kind of parents will they be? A mother-mother? A father-father? As a Filipino citizen, I don’t think that agreeing to such will give benefit to our country. It will be of no help in the preservation and development of our culture which values much in the so called “family” and “conservatism”. Also, giving credit to this “same-sex marriage” thing is going against the will of God. As a part of a Christian country, we should be reminded that God created man for woman, not man for man and woman for woman.
Misagal, Suzanne S.
AB-II

123. Lorraine Orilla - August 28, 2009

To start with, this article is somewhat like a very sensitive topic. Because, we all know nowadays gays and lesbians are increasing in numbers in our society. Although it’s not really that bad, but as what discussed above, relationships between these people do really exists nowadays, which for somebody consider this as a social issue or a problem. We may have no right to judge these people, but for me as a traditional conservative Christian Filipino, it truly affects our moral and culutral values.

So if i we’re a lawmaker, i have no problem with gay and gay relationships or lesbian and lesbian relationships, because that is their lives and not mine. But to consider it as a marriage relationship or a legal same sex marriage, i would probably won’t allow them to get married and get legal documents. Because, if getting married is being sacred,then how would you consider two guys or two girls getting married as a sacred matter. Oh come on people! God did not made mankind like a guy to act like girls do and a girl acting like boys do. We’ll im not trying to be racist, but we Filipinos need not to be compared to other countries or other nationalities about this issue. Because, it’s just simple if they allowed same sex marriage then it reflects on their society that they lack moral and spiritual values. And going back on being a lawmaker, íf you know that a certain matter negatively affects the society then why would you make an action to allow the existence of the said issue such as the “same sex marriage relationship”. So i hope people will understand that there will always be a limitations for people and for the different things in life.

<3<3. Lorraine Orilla..


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