Thursday, July 18, 2024

Tag: same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage ‘not a religious issue,’ possible under PH constitution, says Protestant pastor

SAME-SEX marriage is possible under the Philippine constitution and should be treated as a matter of “equal protection” under law rather than a religious issue, a Protestant pastor who conducts same-sex weddings said.

Rev. Ceejay Agbayani, founding pastor of the LGBTS Christian Church Inc., an independent Protestant church, argued that procreation should not be the basis of marriage. “Mutual love, respect, and support [is] the essence of marriage. Walang procreation doon,” Agbayani told the Varsitarian in an interview.

Student org stands by gay pride profile pics

July 4, 2015, 11:41 p.m. - A STUDENT organization has stood by its rainbow-filtered social media profile pictures celebrating gay pride and the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.

The gay-pride-themed profile pictures were in "solidarity" with lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) "celebrating Pride Month and the US Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage," according to a July 4 statement posted on Facebook by TomasinoWeb, a student group accredited by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

Student org takes down ‘gay pride’ profile pics

July 2, 2015, 5:02 a.m. - CELEBRATING “gay pride” and the US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, an online student organization under the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) switched to rainbow-filtered profile pictures on its social media accounts last June 28, only to take them down just hours later.

Church reiterates teachings on marriage; vows pastoral care for homosexuals

June 29, 2015, 4:33 p.m. - THE CATHOLIC Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) stood firm on the Church's teachings on marriage following the legalization of same-sex unions in the United States.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president, said on Saturday that the Church would continue to stand by the teachings that declare marriage as an “indissoluble bond of man and woman.”