Same Sex Marriage Affirmative Side

1556 Words Mar 2nd, 2013 7 Pages
That Same Sex Marriage Should be Legalized in the Philippines
(Positive)

Premises
1.) To exercise freedom of choice.
2.) To control population.
3.) To have an opportunity to adopt children from orphanage.
4.) To practice human rights.
5.) To prevent HIV disease.

INTRODUCTION

Same sex marriage is known as a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or gender . It is one of the most controversial yet sensitive topics that have been discuss around the world. Politicians are having debates on this subject trying to decide whether it should be legal for same sexes to be married. Same sex marriage is often viewed as being wrong by religious people because marriage is portrayed as a woman and man uniting not woman to woman or
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(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/gay-marriage-unexpected-benefits_n_2311315.html)
2. Local Literature The local literature stated the views of Filipino people in allowing Same Sex Marriage. Addition to that, the rights of homosexual was included here. “Same-sex marriage may be allowed under exceptional circumstances. Art. 26 of the Family Code recognizes as valid in the Philippines those marriage solemnized abroad and are valid there as such, except for marriages forbidden under Art. 38 of the Family Code.” The argument makes sense because none of the provisions cited — Art. 35(1), (4), (5) and (6) and Art. 36, 37 and 38 of the Family Code — prohibit same-sex marriage. This might lead some couples to go abroad, perhaps New York or some other states/countries that recognize same-sex marriage, and have it recognized here in the Philippines. While a same-sex marriage is allowed in other jurisdictions, it can also recognized here because it would not hurt anybody and would be a net gain for society.” (Basilio:2010) On Sunday, the Baguio Pride Network, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) group, celebrated its anniversary by holding a protest action and demanding equal rights.The Baguio Pride Network also called on the government to stop the killings of LGBT members.The group claimed that 104 LGBTs have been killed from January to June of this year.Meanwhile, Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, who attended the event, said his priority right

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