Angelica Causaren Bom25 Stability: Does gay marriage encourage stable relationships? * Being married is a source of stability and commitment “Case No. S147999 in the Supreme Court of the State of California”: “Being married is a source of stability and commitment for the relationship between spouses. Barriers to terminating a marriage include feelings of obligation to one’s spouse, children, and other family members; moral and religious values about divorce; legal restrictions; financial concerns; and the expected disapproval of friends and the community. * Gays can have stable relationships w/o marriage Adam Kolasinksi. “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage. ” The Tech (M. I. T. ) February 20th, 2004: “Some argue that homosexual marriages serve a state interest because they enable gays to live in committed relationships. However, there is nothing stopping homosexuals from living in such relationships today. ” * Most gays don’t care for marriage commitments. Most homosexuals are not interested in the restrictions and commitments of marriage.
This simply argues against the notion that offering marriage will have a widespread stabilizing effect. Since very few gays will opt for it, little stability will be gained within the relatively promiscuous gay community. Social gain: Is gay marriage good for society? * Gay marriage is beneficial where it exists today Alliance Defense Fund on Opposing Views. com. Retrieved 3. 1. 2010: “Massachusetts no longer shuts committed same-sex couples out of marriage. The sky has not fallen, and actually communities are better off, because promoting responsibility is good for everyone.
As observed by the Massachusetts newspaper The Republican, ‘even some of [the] most vocal opponents have come to realize that the controversy over [allowing access to] marriage was a lot of fuss about nothing. ‘ In fact, The Boston Globe reported that in the first election after the discrimination ended, ‘every challenger to a supporter of gay marriage was defeated. ‘” * Gay marriage does not help propagate society Adam Kolasinksi. “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage. ” The Tech (M. I. T. February 20th, 2004: “Homosexual relationships do nothing to serve the state interest of propagating society [… ]. ” * Gay marriage does not help society; can’t justify costs Adam Kolasinksi. “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage. ” The Tech (M. I. T. ) February 20th, 2004: “Homosexual relationships do nothing to serve the state interest of propagating society, so there is no reason to grant them the costly benefits of marriage. [… ] When a state recognizes a marriage, it bestows upon the couple certain benefits which are costly to both the state and other individuals.
Collecting a deceased spouse’s social security, claiming an extra tax exemption for a spouse, and having the right to be covered under a spouse’s health insurance policy are just a few examples of the costly benefits associated with marriage. In a sense, a married couple receives a subsidy. Why? Because a marriage between to unrelated heterosexuals is likely to result in a family with children, and propagation of society is a compelling state interest. For this reason, states have, in varying degrees, restricted from marriage couples unlikely to produce children. ” * Is same-sex marriage good for society? The ongoing debate over civil unions and same-sex marriage often generates more heat than light. * Maggie Gallagher and John Corvino . * Gallagher, a same-sex marriage opponent, argues that marriage between a woman and a man is the fundamental, cross-cultural institution for insuring that children have loving, committed mothers and fathers. Corvino, a same-sex marriage advocate, argues that recognizing same-sex unions would be good not only for gay people, but also for society at large, since society has an interest in supporting
Homosexual relationships are increasingly gaining the acceptance in other countries. But still banned in the Philippines. Possible reasons for same sex marriage: -Homosexuality is accepted lifestyle nowadays with most evidence strongly supporting biological causation. -Legalizing same sex marriage will be big help for orphanage since same sex partners cannot pro-create which would probably brought them to adopt. Possible reasons against same sex: -It would weaken the definition and respect for institutional of marriage. -It would further weaken the traditionally family values.
Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and the woman entered into accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family law. Recently we’ve seen Filipino gay and lesbian couples getting married in the Philippines. Resparkling the debate on same sex marriage. Philippine laws do not recognize and protect same sex marriage. It doesn’t matter which religion you belong. Unlike certain matters like divorce. Traditionally in our country marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between man and woman as well the ultimate expression of love .
Status of same sex marriage: Philippines: The New People’s Army of the Philippines conducted the country’s first same-sex marriage in 2005. However it was not recognized by the government. Within the government there has been some debate on the issue of same-sex unions. The Roman Catholic Church stands in fierce opposition to any such unions. But since 1991 the Metropolitan Community Church Philippines has been conducting Same Sex Holy Unions in the Philippines. As of 2010, the issue of same-sex marriage is not “under consideration” in the Philippines.
The only thing under consideration is a possible ban on same-sex marriage, including refusal to recognize marriages performed overseas. No political party has placed gay rights on its platform aside from Akbayan, a small party with only one representative in Congress. Question : •Why the number of homosexuality increase in our society ? Jaimee marcaida Do Catholics oppose same-sex marriage because they think sex is dirty? Do they not want others to have fun? The Catholic Church takes a very high view of marriage and human sexuality.
As the account of Genesis shows, marriage and sexuality were created by God and given to mankind as gifts for our benefit. Scripture records God’s statement that “it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Gen. 2:18). As a result, “a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24). Some may forego the good of marriage to serve a higher calling (cf. Matt. 19:10-12), but it is a good nevertheless. Marriage is a conduit through which God’s grace flows to the couple and their children. The Catholic Church understands marriage between a baptized man and woman to be a sacrament, a visible sign of the grace that God gives them to help them live their lives here and now so as to be able to join him in eternity. 2 For Catholics, marriage is social as well as religious, but its religious. aspects are very important. The Bible repeatedly compares the relationship between man and wife to that between God and Israel (cf. Hos. 9:1) or between Christ and his Church (cf. Eph. 5:21-32). For Catholics, marriage is a holy vocation.
Since the Church sees marriage as holy, it believes it must be treated with reverence. It also recognizes that marriage is basic to the health of society and therefore a public institution that must be defended against harm. Marriage is a public institution. Consequently, proposals that could harm the institution of marriage must be subjected to the same sort of objective analysis that we give any public policy question. Marriage is not just a private matter of emotion between two people. On the contrary, its success or failure has measurable impact on all of society.
Rational analysis yields solid, objective reasons for limiting marriage to one man and one woman-reasons anyone can agree with on purely secular grounds. Our analysis will show that prohibition of homosexual marriage is not just a “fairness” issue, nor does it require anyone to “force religious dogma” down anyone else’s throat. Nor is it a manifestation of hatred, as proponents sometimes suggest. “Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a womanentered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life. it should not be legalizad in the philippines because we are the only christian dominant country in asia, and because Filipinos valued marriage a lot and respect its meaning and its purpose in the cycle of life. Furthermore Filipinos are applying in their culture the christian virtues and that includes marriage. Same sex marriage will never prosper in the Philippines for two reasons: one because of the strong Catholic upbringing of most Filipinos, and two, because Filipino homosexuals are far from united. Marriage is a bond between a man and a woma
Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a womanentered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life. ” This is part of the definition provided in Section 1 of the Family Code. The Supreme Court stated in a 2007 case that one of the most sacred social institutions is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman, referring to the institution of marriage. One of its essential requisites of marriage is the legal capacity of the contracting parties who must be a male and a female. ecause most of us are raised in Christian families; thus, espouses the doctrine that a man is made only for a woman especially in the Philippine Family Code. The Code is explicit in providing for a marriage between a male and a female. Even the present Philippine Constitution advocates the same idea as implied from instituting the family as a basic social institution. Marriages are entered into in view of creating families. Procreation is obviously possible only between members of different sexes.