On 31 Decemberthe National Assembly approved an amendment to existing anti-discrimination legislation, making homophobic, sexist, racist, xenophobic etc. The right to marry is fundamental but the right to marry someone of the same sex is not.
Joanna Grossman, CNN, 20 November Firstly, if marriage is a concept created by God and thereby owned by religionwhy are non-religious people allowed to marry?
More from EsquireMag. Why do we even have a Marriage Act? Geraldine Roman is pushing more than gender boundaries. This debate either has an Elo score requirement or is to be voted on by a select panel of judges. Report this Argument Pro giuliaalivia forfeited this round.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. About The Author. The Instigator. Chicago Tribune — Mary Schmich 29 February Same-sex marriage is not a civil right because, simply, homosexuality is not a civil right. Confining marriage to opposite sex couples is necessary to preserve scarce public and private resources.
After all, terrible, selfish opposite-sex couples are not precluded from getting married and having children.
Religions should be free to define and sanction marriage as they deem proper for their practitioners. All lovers should be granted the final gift of marriage, because marriage is an inalienable right of humans. PDU Unang Taon. Ironically, an MP in Chirac's own UMP party, Christian Vanneste , became the first person to be convicted under the law in January although this conviction was later cancelled by the Court of Cassation after a refused appeal.
Same-sex couples should not marry simply for legal purposes. Dolphins spotted in Misamis Oriental waters.