Show More. Lesbian activist M. Did You Know? Religious institutions can decline to marry gay and lesbian couples if they wish, but they should not dictate marriage laws for society at large. Same-sex marriage does not fundamentally alter the basic idea of two people agreeing to unite for life and taking on the responsibilities and privileges of that agreement.
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The bill was debated by a House panel in Januarybut has not been voted on. The court did however acknowledge that the Constitution "does not define or restrict marriage on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression," the court summary said. Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.
I do hope I can say the same to Filipinos soon. The couples who have done same sex marriage can acquire all the benefits like other couples if they are planning for a baby or even adopting a baby.
Integrating a society and expanding human rights has always shattered tradition, and we have consistently been better off for it. Initially, the lawyer insisted on a revisitation of Family Code's limit of marriages to heterosexual couples. Therefore, more and more gays and lesbians start to strive for their rights or even hold different protests to express their views.