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MARRIAGE EQUALITY (Same Sex Marriage): Are You Against or Pro?

Posted by Jye Ramirez on April 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

"SAME-SEX-MARRIAGE"

WHO'S AGAINST AND WHO'S PRO?

( Speak your thoughts, speak your nation, speak your religion! )


Now, we're finally up to it. This poll survey goals to collect the mass overviews from different walks of life together with the public opinions regarding the issue on marriage equality or the same sex marriage. We welcome everyone's own perception to the issue, either pro or against as long as the arguments are recognizing the constitutional human rights of every participants.

To help us understand your position, please mention (if possible) all the following in your post:
Nationality
Religion
Age
Gender

Thank You!
Note:
All nationalities are welcome to answer but please answer in either english or filipino only. Thank You


OTHER EXTERNAL POLL: Updated 4/12/2012 10:17PM GMT +800
Filipino Freethinkers: 114PRO vs 13AGAINST
UNRC: 14PRO vs 1AGAINST

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183 Comments

Reply Jay Calabig
11:50 PM on April 12, 2012 
I would not get married myself as I dont believe in a piece of paper just to validate my 16 year relationship..... but if we as a community want to get married get ready for fabulous divorce..... there will be fabulous re-distribution of assets and custody of the animals and who gets the tiffany service :)
Reply Eric Julian Manalastas
11:49 PM on April 12, 2012 
Actually, there are a handful of published studies looking at Filipino attitudes and public opinion related to being LGB. Some colleagues and I have been looking at national survey data on this for some time now (e.g., *EXTERNAL LINK HIDDEN* for an older paper comparing attitudes from 1996 to 2001). But Angelo Louise Lopez and Thomas Fleckner are right. we always need more data. None of the research I've seen actually looks at views on marriage equality, so that would be a welcome addition to the literature we already have.
Reply Jay Calabig
11:43 PM on April 12, 2012 
Antonio Pe Yang III says...
//Okay how does my gay rights affect your ability to get married?//

Because once gay marriage is legalized, spouses will be leaving their husbands an wives to elope with that fabulously shmexy new neighbor

gay marriage would be tough people would be expecting a fountain of champagne and a cake with Liza Minelli doing a broadway number...... :)
Reply Thomas Fleckner
10:25 PM on April 11, 2012 
Angelo Louise Lopez says...
Agreeing with Thomas Fleckner but i think the former statement bears much weight considering the context.

I would just like to reiterate that these points are all observation. No studies nor surveys regarding these.

That is true, there are no studies done in The Philippines, that's why I used based on my observation. So what about us doing a survey asking like a large group of straight peoples on the longer run? :-)
Reply Angelo Louise Lopez
10:24 PM on April 11, 2012 
Agreeing with Thomas Fleckner but i think the former statement bears much weight considering the context.

I would just like to reiterate that these points are all observation. No studies nor surveys regarding these.
Reply Thomas Fleckner
10:19 PM on April 11, 2012 
I would like to say something about the acceptance of bisexuals or the word bisexual in The Philippines again. Based on my observation the word or usage of bisexual is mostly more accepted than homosexual, because one a bisexual is classed as a straight acting (although homosexual) man, thus fits better in societies categories of the appearance of a man or a woman. Two, even though a bisexual is also attracted to men, at least by being bisexual (and I am now talking about the peoples who know the real meaning of that word in society) can still produce children, as he is also attracted to the opposite sex, thus can for-fill the social protocol or the expectations of society.
Reply Denice De Guzman
9:38 AM on April 10, 2012 
Eric Julian Manalastas says...
put it very eloquently (hi Denice!). From a public health perspective, there is also initial research evidence that marriage equality laws translate to positive public health benefits, even for those individuals who don't actually get married. The mechanism is probably due to the decreased social stigma and increased equality. http://goo.gl/F6jPw

Er, hello Eric Julian Manalastas :D I mean, I know that some people dont even believe in marriage, and some people dont need that piece of paper to prove their love for each other, but if we're talking about the end of the day here, marriag...e equality laws even surpass medical legalities. It's gonna be about inheritance, possibly even abuse and fidelity; it's about treating LGBT couples the same way we would hetero couples, because, really, what's the difference?
Reply Eric Julian Manalastas
9:34 AM on April 10, 2012 
Denice De Guzman says...
On the other hand, as much as minors can smoke, it doesnt matter if they land in the hospital and the cigarettes cant visit them because they are not recognized as legal relatives. Also, if minors die, the cigarettes dont need the insurance... that should come to them if they are to be recognized as spouses. Yes, at the end of the day, lgbt couples can just spend their lives together as loving couples, but if the state does not recognize their partnership, they are losing rights that heterosexual couples have and should be theirs too.

put it very eloquently (hi Denice!). From a public health perspective, there is also initial research evidence that marriage equality laws translate to positive public health benefits, even for those individuals who don't actually get married. The mechanism is probably due to the decreased social stigma and increased equality. http://goo.gl/F6jPw
Reply Alain Junia
9:13 AM on April 10, 2012 
Before I had the same thought as Ednil Soriano, but what Denice De Guzman said is true. If you're not legally married, your partner can't decide to pursue a certain medical treatment (if you are unable to give consent). This will be especially problematic if you are estranged with your closest relative.
Reply Denice De Guzman
9:12 AM on April 10, 2012 
Ednil Soriano says...
I understand that but at the end of the day, it's just legal stuff. people who want to spend their lives together can do so without a contract. It's like banning the sale of cigarettes to minors, they'll smoke anyway.

On the other hand, as much as minors can smoke, it doesnt matter if they land in the hospital and the cigarettes cant visit them because they are not recognized as legal relatives. Also, if minors die, the cigarettes dont need the insurance... that should come to them if they are to be recognized as spouses. Yes, at the end of the day, lgbt couples can just spend their lives together as loving couples, but if the state does not recognize their partnership, they are losing rights that heterosexual couples have and should be theirs too.
Reply Ednil Soriano
9:11 AM on April 10, 2012 
Denice De Guzman says...
exactly, but the state is not letting them do it. That's the whole point

I understand that but at the end of the day, it's just legal stuff. people who want to spend their lives together can do so without a contract. It's like banning the sale of cigarettes to minors, they'll smoke anyway.
Reply Ednil Soriano
9:10 AM on April 10, 2012 
Denice De Guzman says...
exactly, but the state is not letting them do it. That's the whole point

I understand that but at the end of the day, it's just legal stuff. people who want to spend their lives together without a contract. It's like banning the sale of cigarettes to minors, they'll smoke anyway.
Reply Denice De Guzman
9:09 AM on April 10, 2012 
Ednil Soriano says...
It doesn't really matter if we're pro or against it. it's marriage. Only the couple's opinion should matter.

exactly, but the state is not letting them do it. That's the whole point
Reply Ednil Soriano
9:04 AM on April 10, 2012 
It doesn't really matter if we're pro or against it. it's marriage. Only the couple's opinion should matter.
Reply Antonio Pe Yang III
8:56 AM on April 10, 2012 
Jay Calabig says...
Okay how does my gay rights affect your ability to get married? Anyone?

//Okay how does my gay rights affect your ability to get married?//

Because once gay marriage is legalized, spouses will be leaving their husbands an wives to elope with that fabulously shmexy new neighbor :D
Reply Jay Calabig
12:10 AM on April 10, 2012 
Okay how does my gay rights affect your ability to get married? Anyone?
Reply Jye Ramirez
10:25 AM on April 9, 2012 
Angelo Louise Lopez says...
well we don't have statistics and I didn't present any so that is out of the question as much as this discussion is concerned

yeah. so we don't still know until there's an exact logical explanation of it. But it's possible to link this another issue in broader scope of this marriage equality thing.
Reply Angelo Louise Lopez
10:23 AM on April 9, 2012 
Jye Ramirez says...
might be a small percentage...

well we don't have statistics and I didn't present any so that is out of the question as much as this discussion is concerned
Reply Jye Ramirez
10:19 AM on April 9, 2012 
Angelo Louise Lopez says...
Again, I did not say it applies to ALL gay filipino men.

might be a small percentage...
Reply Angelo Louise Lopez
10:12 AM on April 9, 2012 
Jye Ramirez says...
I just asked my gay friend the same thing. If he prefer to tag himself as bi rather than gay and he said no.

Again, I did not say it applies to ALL gay filipino men.