Philippine political parties are typically very cautious about supporting gay rights, as most fall along the social conservative political spectrum. Retrieved November 28, No moral ambiguity remains for purposes of legislation.
On team opposition we decided to focus the debate on the two central questions at stake: Why is marriage important, and what will the consequences be if we legalize same-sex marriages? Let the battle be won first in the minds of people — let them come to accept that homosexuals are just like other people.
In February and Marchsenators Sotto, Pacquiao and Villanueva renewed their call against the passage of the bill in any of its possible forms. But the very article they cite does not speak to the issues the proposition raises. Their claims that proposition is deceptively making a human rights issue out of same sex marriage, and that homosexual individuals have no legitimate expectation to be allowed to marry is clearly misinformed.
The question is, why? We cannot adjudicate between them. We conclude, then, that the legal regimes which proposition imagine to be at stake in this debate, are not at stake.
An excellent example is that of homosexuals serving in the military; where it was thought that homosexuals would not make good soldiers, today they serve with distinction in dozens of militaries across the world. The only thing marriage equality will effect is equality in general.
At the same time, we showed that only a tiny number of homosexuals are actually interested in same-sex marriage, evidenced by substantial quantitative research on the UK, the USA and other European countries. You faced by ridicule and stigma amongst your peers, which while shameful, is still something people can endure.
Human Rights Watch. We reject it as an unconvincing, and unsubstantiated, red herring.
Retrieved November 25, The negative right to not be excluded from decision making processes. The Sixteenth Century Journal. As our positive case substantiates below, there exists reasonable disagreement as to whether or not homosexuality is morally acceptable. Tricky, tricky.