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CHAPTER 1

 

INTRODUCTION

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Just Imagine that you already found
the person you love and you want this person to be with you forever through
sickness and in health. As an individual you also want to express your love through
marriage but there is some hindrances taking away your rights to get married
and stop you to be free to feel what other couples experience, just because the
person you love is same sex as you.  Philippines is a country
where the people are predominantly Christians specifically the Roman Catholics.
As the government and church are separated in the Philippines, the government
has the power to enforce laws even without consent of the church. The Filipinos
are religious people Because of the influenced made by the church. That is why
there are thoughts, debates, and amendments about the issue of legalizing the
same sex marriage in the country. The legalization
of same sex marriage is one of the most controversial issue that Philippines is
facing. As the Christians like Roman Catholic believes that marriage between two persons with the same gender is a sin because based
on the bible; a woman is created for a man. The bible says that in Corinthians
6:9-10, same sex marriage is a form of immorality and the God will not let this
happen to His people. That is why the church and other religious groups do not
want to legalize same sex marriage. They also says that if same sex marriage
will be legalized, it will destroyed the image of the Philippines as a predominant
Christian country and it is so indecent activity.

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

Background of the Problem

 

A.     
General Research Problem

 

1.     
What is the effect of same sex
marriage in the Philippines?

 

As we all know that same sex marriage
is one of the most controversial issue here in the Philippines. Everyone can
think a lot of questions about this, like what will be the effect in social,
mental, physical, emotional, and also spiritual aspect of same sex marriage. I
think that this question can answer on how same sex marriage affect all of us,
if what is the good and bad effect brought by legalizing same sex marriage in
the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

B.     
Specific Research Problem

 

1.     
Why do we need to legalize same sex marriage
in the Philippines?

 

Philippines is one of having a bigger
number population of LGBT in the world. The question is, do we really need to
legalize same sex marriage here in the Philippines? This question says that
some people are confused and has no idea about this issue. I also think that;
do the Philippines is ready in legalizing same sex marriage? It shows that we
do not have a strong answer and proof on this issue.

 

2. Will the Catholic Church accept the
legalization of same sex marriage?

 

The church is separated to the
government, but what can the church say if same sex marriage is enforced by the
law here in the Philippines. Is the Catholic Church will accept the same sex
marriage or they will criticize and try to stop it? This only shows about who
is stronger between the church and the government. I think that this issue is
so sensitive because of that it will give a big impact in the Philippines.

 

 

 

Purpose of the Study

 

The purpose of this study is to gather
information on what are the effects of same sex marriage to the Filipinos
especially to the LGBT people. It is also to know what will be the advantages
and disadvantages if same sex marriage will be legalized here in the Philippines.

 

 

 

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