Essay on Gay Rights vs Morality, Ethics and Law

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By Santos T. Araña, Ph.D.


Is it proper for gays to use the female CR and lesbians to use the male CR? Would it be proper to allow them living together with same sexes? Most of the time I heared or even personaly observed the third sex seeking for recognition and respect. Though, respect is not asked it is voluntary given; all we need to do is to prove that we deserve to be respected. To gain respect, gays and lesbians must observe ethical standards as well as conform to accepted social behavior and right conduct. It’s an accepted fact that most gays are talented and creative that is why in many occasions there is always the involvement of gays, be it in fasion, modeling, …show more content…

The point of view of the Sociology professor, gays are members of the society that have rights to be respected even in the wearing of uniform and the freedom to choose where to urinate or which CR to use.
I could not understand these arguments, what ever their views the fact still remains gays will remain as gays and will not be changed by his outward looks and personality it cannot change his gender unless he undergo sex change and there is a court order changing his sex from male to female.
In the minds of many people, same-sex relationships is and will not be accepted here in the Philippines being a Catholic country and there is a clear border between men and women and no cross-over in between. This may be understandable given the way most of us have been raised, but discomfort doesn’t justify discrimination. Discrimination only applies when they will not be allowed to enjoy basic rights given to men and women.
On the legal point of view, rights is not absolute, even the use of the five senses has its limitation to. Even when a woman shows a man her breast voluntarily still the man cannot touch it, we must not extend our arm to touch it or even taste it. What is being shown is good for our eyes only as we enjoy seeing it with the use of our sense of sight and nothing else.
Section 12 Art 2 of the 1987 Constitution provides, “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall

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