Despite their relative independence, few organizations recognize same-sex partnerships without condition. South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands.
None at the national level but many anti-discrimination ordinances exist at the local government level. Historical Background Here is the short research about Same Sex Marriage regarding both foreign and local literature. Grave Scandal.
Is our Catholic culture a dead-end for any effort to grant legal recognition to same-sex relationships? Is the President right in blaming Catholicism to justify backtracking on his promise? October 7, The Guardian. Retrieved June 23, Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.
The high percentage of LGBT acceptance in the Philippines stem mainly from the historical acceptance and role of LGBT people in indigenous animistic anito religions before the advent of Islam in the late 14th century and Christianity in the early 16th century; as well as growing public awareness on LGBT discrimination.
He cited the Bible to question the validity of other gender identities, claiming that the Philippines is predominantly Catholic and that existing laws do not really allow for the legal recognition of same-sex partnerships. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family.
To the extent of even stating that same-sex marriage and "falling for the same sex is wrong".
Moreover, research studies from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation also shows that children raised conclusion gay parents do just as well as children raised by same-sex couples. However, the extension did not allow for same-sex adoption, either jointly or of stepchildren.
Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations. Many studies have shown that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as the children of opposite-sex couples; some studies have shown benefits to being raised by same-sex couples.