Thursday, May 31, 2012

On Marriage Equality

Thanks to one anonymous reader for taking the time to share his thoughts on this matter. And just like kuya Germs, he is against marriage equality: 

actually puede ngang gawing ground for annulment kung ang isa sa mag-asawa ay baog. sa case ni fpj at susan roces, pinili nila magsama despite the fact na di puede magkaanak si susan; their choice.

i think kuya germ's reason is valid. and don't take it against him dahil lang iba ang pananaw niya. he's a thinking person.

bading din ako. hindi rin ako sang-ayon na magpakasal ang parehong kasarian. magsama na lang kung nagmamahalan.

I am not a lawyer. So I checked out a Filipino legal forum and it states that "impotence" is a valid ground for annulment. And by impotence, it means the incapacity to consummate sexual relations. However, it was clearly stated that "infertility" is different from impotence. And I suppose with that statement, infertility alone is not a valid ground for annulment. Come to think of it, in marriage one promises to stay together "in sickness and in health".

To stress my point, procreation is not the only reason for marriage. I want to get married to my partner because I would like to give him hospital rights. As my partner, he has the right to visit me and be in charge of my health or make decisions for me.

If as a gay man you have no intention to get married. That is your personal choice. And I respect that. But no one - not you, not kuya Germs and not even the state should deprive me and thousands of others of that basic civil right to be recognized as partners under the law regardless of our gender.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Concern ko lang, sa panahon ngayun dapat ang philippines would be open minded for m2m relaationships kasi marami naring open na m2m relaionships na nakikita ko. I say na sila kasi magkaholding hands, in public places.