Same-sex wedding in the Philippines

Love Always Wins

Lesbian or gay wedding in Metro Manila

Celebrating love regardless of sex or gender, and fighting for the right of Marriage Equality since 1968, the Metropolitan Community Church has been officiating Holy Unions or Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies all throughout the world, and in the Philippines through its local chapter – Open Table MCC.

Lesbian couple getting married

My wife and I had an unforgettable and simplest union, thanks to Open Table MCC and to Pastor Joseph who officiated it.

—Liz & Wife

Newly-wed lesbian couple

It’s a stepping stone towards same-sex marriage. It starts with recognizing two individuals regardless of gender engaged in an exclusive relationship.

—Rica & Ann

Gay couple cheering during wedding

We will always be true to our vows. This we promise to the Lord our love for each other. I found God when I found the man I love.

—Raymond & Charles

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Is the Holy Union legal?
  • Is the Holy Union illegal?
  • Why do you call it “Holy Union” and not “Marriage”?
  • Why do you charge a cost or fee for Holy Union?
  • What does the Holy Union cost include?
  • Can a straight couple apply for a Holy Union?
  • Will other countries recognize our Holy Union?
  • How will the ceremony happen?

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About Open Table MCC

Open Table Metropolitan Community Church is an ecumenical Christian church that has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

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Register for a Holy Union

If you are a same-sex couple, or if you are a couple with one of you being a trans*, and you are not able to legally marry each other due to the laws of the Philippines not having a same-sex or marriage equality law yet, you might be interested to have a ceremonious wedding instead, which, in Open Table MCC, we call a Holy Union. You may register for a Holy Union wedding ceremony with us.