Same Sex Marriage In The Philippines Essay

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The community of Filipino lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) has been optimistic and hopeful since June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court of the United States of America legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Rainbow-colored profile pictures flooded social media with captions of #Lovewins and statements of support. Same-sex marriage is one of the most heated issues in the world but more and more countries are starting to revise their laws and make same-sex marriage legal. As of June 2015, twenty countries have already allowed same-sex marriage. Some of these countries are Spain, Canada, France, Ireland, Norway, and Brazil. Filipino LGBTs have their hopes up that these occurrences will result to more discussions about the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Even as the LGBT Community continues its pursuit for the legalization of same-sex marriage, Philippine society is not yet ready for such a drastic change.

The LGBT Community is now more vocal about their sexual orientations and more willing to fight for their rights. There are homosexual couples, most likely celebrities, get married abroad and some of them will come back in the country and have a ‘ceremony’ afterwards. Homosexual couples who really want to get married in the Philippines go to Baguio which is their quick and affordable solution for fulfilling their dreams. There are also pastors in the Philippines who administer same-sex marriages. Rev. Crescencio

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