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The Legalization of Same Sex

A Thesis Presented to the
English Teacher of The Air Force
City High School.


Joecalts P. Fernandez

In our generation today, homosexuals have been widely accepted by the

majority may it be a gay or lesbian. People have come to recognize the
existence of the Third Sex and through time they have also accepted
Same Sex Relationship in our society. But controversies and arguments
arise when homosexuals started proposing the idea of legalizing Same Sex

The issue on legalizing Same Sex Marriage has been going on for decades.
It has received a lot of objection and opposition since it condtradicts the
accustomed meaning of Marriage as a Union between a man and a
woman. Though there have been few countries which have approved or
have begun to legally formalizing marriage between same sex marriage like
Canada, Italy and etc. Still the majority of countries do not recognize this
kind of marriage.

The expectations for the study are to lead to more open-minded students
and for them to be knowledgeable to the situation. Moreover, be able to
tabulate answers without unbiased conclusions and to know the status of the
legalization of Same Sex Marriage in our country.

Statement of the problem:

1. What is the demographic profile of the students?

1. Age
1. Gender
1. Religion

2. How do respondents assessed the legalization of Same Sex

In the Philippines?

1. Morality 3. Expectations

2. Acceptability


: To know the demographic profile of the respondents.

: To identify the perception of the students towards same sex marriage.

: to determine policies and the measures that the government will undertake
on the issue regarding same sex marriage.

Significance of the study:

This study will benefit the following groups of people:

STUDENTS: to be informed about the current status of same sex marriage in

the Philippines.

SOCIETY: to have better nderstanding on the situation of homosexuals.

GOVERNMENT: the recommendations of the researchers would help them

recognize what measures to be undertake to the issue on the legalizations of
same sex marriage.


a. Wont this create a free for all and make the whole idea of marriage

b. How could marriage for same-sex couples possibly be good for the Filipino
family or other country?

c. Does the other country just like Thailand recognize same sex marriage?

d. What measures can the government undertake on the legalization of same

sex marriage?

Many people share this concern because opponents of LGBT equality have
used this arguments as a scare tactic, but it is not true. Granting same sex
couples the right to marry would in no way change the number of people
who could enter into a marriage or eliminate restrictions on the age or
familial relationships of those who may marry. Marriage would continue to
recognize the highest possible commitment that can be made between two
adults, plain and simple.

We shouldnt just allow gay marriage. We should insist on gay marriage. We

should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other
and not want to sanctifty their love with marriage and fidelity.

The short answer. No , it should be noted that Thailand is one of the most
tolerant cultures in the world, particularly regarding gay rights. That being
said, there is no process under thai law for legalizing a relationship of two
people who are tha same sex. In many countries, a legal partnership known
as a Civil Union is used to legitimize a relationship between two people of
the same sex. In Thailand , there is no civil union mechanism for providing
legal protection for a same sex couple. That being said, Thailand marriage
registration is often not a method employed by a couple who wishes to have
an ongoing relationship. It is quite common in Thailand for a couple to have a
marriage ceremony [customary or religious] , but never actually register a
marriage in Thailand with the local Amphur office or District office.
Therefore , as a practical matter thai same sex couples can maintain a
domestric relationship in a manner similar to different sex couple who
choose not to legalize their union.

At the present time there does not appear to be any political movement to
legalize same sex marriage in Thailand. For those who wish to protect their
same sex loved one, legal mechanisms such as a thai will can assist in
providing legal benefits usually accorded to those in a different sex

Local literature:

On the articles seen at the Philippines star newspaper entitled Same sex
marriage issue paves way for anti-discrimination bill by Artemio Dumalao ,
in Baguio city, Philippines Christian groups led by the Catholic Charismatic
Christian Movement believes that the same sex marriage controversy is a
grand design by some sectors to push House Bill 1483 [anti-discrimination
bill] filed by Bayan Muna party list rep. Teodoro Casino. According to the
group. The same sex unions officiated by the Metropolitan Community
Church here on June 29 have been pitting family members against each
other, the opposing Catholic Church and other Christian groups versus the
proponents and even government officials caught in the controversy.
The critics of same sex unions have also gone beyond debates and discourse
as the city council here is poised to declare MCCs Myke Sotero and two
others who officiated the wedding as persona non grata and is contemplating
a case against them.

Foreign literature:

A classic comparative study of sexual behavior patterns in 1951 found that

homosexual activity was considered socially acceptable and normative for
certain people in 64 percent if the seventy-six societies studied. Moreover,
institutionalized homosexuality is known among peoples from part of Africa
and Asia, among north and south American Indian tribes, among peoples on
the islands of the Pacific, including New Guinea and among the Australian
aborigines. It also occurs as a religious theme among the ancient Greeks, the
celts anf the Romans ina ancient Arabia and Sufism , ing feudal Japan and in
various Indo-European traditions.

In contrast to the ritual significance given homosexuality in some indigenous

cultures and religions, the Semitic religion have all condemned
homosexuality. A homosexual act between two consenting adult males is an
abomination Leviticus 18:22, punishable by death Leviticus 20:13.
Talmudic law extends the prohibition, but not the penalty which is limited to
flagellation, also to lesbianism. Rabbinic sources advance various reasons for
the strict ban on homosexuality-regarded as a universal law among The
Seven Commandments of the Sond of Noah. It is an unnatural perversion
debasing the dignity of man. Such acts frustrate the procreative purpose of
sex and also damage family life, by the homosexual abandoning his wife.
Jewish law holds that no hedonistic ethic, even if called Love can justify the
morality of homosexuality any more than it can legitimize adultery or incest,
however genuinely such acts may be performed out of love and by mutual
consent. In Christianity, homosexuality is condemned in the strongest terms
as a sin alongside other sexual vices Romans 1:27 although Christians
attitudes have varied over time. T he Quran describes homosexuality as an
impious act and there are Hadith that allege that Muhammad said both the
passive and active agent should be killed. On the day of Ressurection, the
man who sodomises another will suffer eternal dammation, unless he obtains
pardon through repentance. On the article Obama Administration Drops
defense of Anti-Gay Marriage law of foxnews.com, the Obama
administration announced that it will no longer defend the federal law that
defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The reason
behind this is that holder said members of congress may step up to defend
the statue, but the Justice Department will case defense. He noted that the
congressional debate during passage of the defense of marriage act,
contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and
lesbians and their intimate and family relationships. The Human Rights
Campaign called the decision a Monumental move against a law that
unfairly discriminates against American.


After gathering all the completed questionnaires from the respondents, total
responses for each item were obtained and tabulated. In order to use the
likerts-scale for interpretation, weighted mean to represent each question
was computed. Weighted mean is the average wherein every quantity to be
averages has a corresponding weight. These weights represent the
significance of each quantity to the average. To compute for the weighted
mean, each value must be multiplied by its weight. Products should then be
added to obtain the total value.


4.50-5.00 5 Strongly agree

3.50-4.49 4 Agree

2.50-3.49 3 Neutral

1.50-2.49 2 Disagree

1.0-1.49 1 Strongly disagree


Majority of the respondents in this study are female with an age of 17-20
years old. It is safe to say that the assessment on the legalization on same
sex marriage are mostly dominated in the point of view of females but still,
this will not overlook the data gathered regarding the perception of the male
respondents in the study. And also nearly everyone of the religion is Roman
Catholic. The largest part of the respondents are workers.

Most of the respondents of this study believe that same sex marriage is
against their religious beliefs and it is against the law of God. It is very mch
understandable since Philippines is a very religious country with 80 percent
of its population belonging to the Roman Catholic Church ths religion holding
a central place in the life of most Filipinos. The respondents also consider
that same sex marriage is against the mores and it is alongside other sexual

Majority of the respondents agrees that homosexuals are acceptable for

them, but most of the student respondents cannot decide whether same sex
relationship is immoral or not, and are neutral in supporting the
homosexuals lifestyle and same sex marriage. Most of the respondents
strongly disagreed in legalizing the same sex marriage in the Philippines.

The large number of respondents cannot decide or cannot weigh their

answer if same sex marriage shows fairness and equality among people,
especially the third sexes. They also cannot decide whether same sex
marriage should be given the same benefits as normal marriage have. In
addition, they cannot decide whether same sex marriage improves pioples
lives, but in the later part most of them strongly agreed that same sex
marriage creates better harmony in the family than normal marriage.