On the Decision of the Philippine Supreme Court Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

Reading the whole decision of the Supreme Court, the court did not absolutely turn down same-sex marriage. In fact, the court, to some degree, declared their agreement to the very essence of the petition, that the constitution does not prohibit marriage on the basis of sexual orientation. Important lessons can be learned by the litigant […]

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Why Marriage Equality Is More Than for Same-Sex Couples

The fight of Marriage Equality is not just about same-sex couples and couples with transgender partners being legally protected. Marriage Equality in the Philippines must include the overhaul of the current Family Code of the Philippines which is actually anti-women with its adultery and concubinage provisions. Marriage law in the Philippines and the current societal […]

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On PH Congress’ Online Poll for Same-Sex Civil Union

1. Civil Union is not Marriage and we should NOT accept anything less than equal rights both in law and in the language of the law. 2. Our rights, dignity and lives are not determined by polls. Regardless of public opinion our rights remain. YET we recognize the power of public opinion to sway legislation […]

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Vote “YES” for Same-Sex Unions on Congress.Gov.PH Online Poll

Go to www.congress.gov.ph and look for the online poll that asks: Are you in favor of the proposal in the House of Representatives which legalizes same-sex unions as civil partnership in the country? There are three options:  Yes, because this will give equal civil rights to same-sex couples. The bill provides such couples with legal […]

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Our Love is Not Our Own

Our love has been and continues to be rejected, demonized and hidden away. There are those who stood up and fought for such love and some of them got killed fighting and speaking. While it seems that our love and relationships are very personal and domesticated, closeted in some situations, we must realize the tremendous […]

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1971 “Invalid” Gay Marriage License Now Gets Legally Recognized in USA

2003 was the year when Massachusetts, United States, decided to recognize marriage equality. In 2015, it was the whole USA. But now, due to a strange case, the Social Security Administraton has recognized a marriage between two men that happened decades prior. Back in 1970, Richard John “Jack” Baker applied for a marriage license with […]

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same sex couple's responsibilities

Weddings Are Not A Magic Solution For Troubled Relationships

Making the relationship work and making it last is the couple’s responsibility; both persons has to make an effort and to contribute in their relationship. Any success or failure of any relationship does not rely in any other external force, person or thing. It is with the couple. God guides and blesses couples. The mere […]

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What Really Happens With the Holy Union Fee

The money that is received from the Holy Union is pooled together in the Church’s official bank account. No person or leader from the Church receives any Holy Union money, partially or as a whole by hand or by money transfer issued in any person’s name. The Union fee is sacred in the sense that […]

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How LGBT+ Weddings Are Also an Act of Advocacy

I often tell couples that their decision to have a blessing with family and friends through a wedding ceremony is both fortunate and unfortunate.Unfortunate because it is still not legally recognized here and not yet socially accepted. It is fortunate because, even though the couple may have simply decided and planned it for themselves, whether […]

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