Majority of the Filipino people have conflicted views on this sexuality and gender identity-based issue. This level of dysfunction has been agonizing as a result of the friendship and kinship that we have with the LGBT community on one hand versus our social and cultural mores and the moral conviction and creed that we hold on the other hand. Not to mention that the current law of the land, which regulates marriage (“The Family Code of the Philippines”),clearly prohibits same-sex marriage. And this is compounded, ironically, by the supreme law of the land (the “1987 Philippine Constitution”) since it is open-ended on the matter as it neither discriminates nor prohibits same-sex marriage.
January 7 / Zamboanga Online