This is where the additional price added to homosexuality by the government comes in. For one thing, if same-sex marriage is legalised, we will still — rightly or wrongly — not be accomodating persons who do not fit the straight-gay dichotomy, or the male-female one, with the gay and heterosexual marriage regimes that would then be on the statute books.
It is foolish to even suggest that they do not.
Asking God first. In comparison, support for marriage equality in the Philippines is a minority perspective. Duterte slightly softened his position upon returning to Manila, saying that he opposes same-sex marriage but does not condemn LGBT people.
Politicians can get away with restricting the rights of a minority, because they do not fear significant public pushback on the issue. Name required. Esquire Money. Related Stories.
View More Articles About:. Calida however argued that even before the court can weigh in on the importance of the case, it should first discuss procedural issues. Is same sex marriage good or bad for our society? Meanwhile, perceptions on LGBTs or same-sex relationships are clearly shifting and are nuanced: it may be predominantly negative now, but Filipinos are hardly closed-minded about it.
However, the benefits which include visitation rights, inheritance rights, among many others should be taken into consideration. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
In the case of abortion — which Team USA surely must accept as a good parallel for making sense of the relation between public mores and public policy, even if they do not like the twins example — we do not find it wrong that there is moral and legal pluralism in relation to the status of abortion rights.
Last modified on July 10, A global snapshot of same-sex marriage. Additionally, mindsets vary, laws are universal. Tricky, tricky.