My
stand

I am
FOR
allowing same-sex marriage in the country.
The LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transsexual) community is lobbying for such a union to be recognized under Philippine law, as part of its campaign for equal rights. Malacañang has distanced itself from the matter and said it is "best left to the sound discretion of the legislature."

  • SAMSON ALCANTARA

     AGAINST 
    Sa akin, parang ‘di maganda dahil man and woman ang marriage.
  • SONNY ANGARA

     NO STAND 
    I believe LGBT as in LGBT unions should have equal rights under the law, including rights to inherit and other property rights.
  • BAM AQUINO

     AGAINST 
    Some rights can be given to long term couple, pero in terms of marriage, it is defined in our laws already as man and woman. We can look at giving rights to long term couples.
  • GRECO BELGICA

     AGAINST 
    Hindi puwede. The word ‘marriage’ itself originated from the Bible, so how can there be marriage of male-to-male and female-to-female? Kung gusto nilang magsama, hindi sila puwedeng ikasal. Magsama sila.
  • NANCY BINAY

     AGAINST 
    Ang paniniwala ko pa rin between man and woman yung marriage.
  • TEDDY CASIÑO

     NO STAND 
    Ang malaking question pa sa akin ay 'yung granting them legal recognition. It's something I still have to study and learn. I'm willing to hear both sides, what the benefits and disadvantages are. I have an open mind.
  • ALAN PETER CAYETANO

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  • TINGTING COJUANGCO

     NO STAND 
    Actually it’s already being done whether there’s law or not on same-sex marriages. I’m gonna leave it at that, let them decide what they want to do. I don’t want to interfere in the lives of others.
  • LITO DAVID

     AGAINST 
    It's against natural law. Ang lalaki, ang mapapangasawa niya ay babae, at sila'y mag-aanak at dadami ang sangkatauhan. 'Yan ang naturang batas at hindi kailanman nagkaroon sa natural law na pwede 'yung parehong babae, parehong lalaki... Walang pamilya! Hindi naman 'yan magkakaanak.
  • JC DELOS REYES

     AGAINST 
    Totally against that. Equal rights are guaranteed by the United Nations Charter on Human Rights. There is really no need to expand the concept of human rights. I respect the human rights of gays and lesbians, but when you allow same sex marriage, there is no purpose whatsoever as to the objective of that.
  • JV EJERCITO ESTRADA

     AGAINST 
    We are still a Catholic nation. If we look at the Bible, the marriage of two persons is always man and woman. It's always been Adam and Eve. Wala namang Adan at Adan. Wala ring Eba at Eba.
  • JACK ENRILE

     FOR 
    Let's give everybody a chance for happiness. Let's not discriminate. If it is your inclination to be happy with a man, why discriminate against that? I have seen in other countries couples of the same sex who have lived very upright lives and raised children.
  • CHIZ ESCUDERO

     AGAINST 
    Hindi pa napapanahon 'yan sa ating bansa. Maaring dumating ang panahon na mapayagan 'yan pero sa ngayon, hindi... sa pananaw ko lang hindi pa napapanahon at hindi pa handa ang Pilipino at kultura natin na tanggapin yun
  • BAL FALCONE

     AGAINST 
    I don't have anything against gay people... they were probably born that way but this should not be sanctified by marriage. Some of my friends are gay but marriage to me is a sacred institution.
  • DICK GORDON

     AGAINST 
    Malayo ‘yan. Tayo’y ginawa ng Diyos na [ang] pag-aasawa [ay] para magkaroon ka ng anak, procreation, para magkaroon ka ng happiness. Kung para sa happiness lang, ‘wag na kayong magpakasal. Kung dalawa kayong lalaki, dalawa kayong babae, gusto n’yong magsama, puwede naman. So bakit kailangang magpakasal pa?
  • ED HAGEDORN

     AGAINST 
    Ayoko no’n. Parang hindi pa tayo ready para do’n.
  • GRINGO HONASAN

     NO STAND 
    Are we ready for that? Let's provoke a national debate para we can settle down on even a short or medium policy direction... I reserve all doubts in favor of caution and prudence for policy purposes. I am not ready to vote on a same sex marriage bill.
  • RISA HONTIVEROS

     NO STAND 
    Kailangan muna siguro natin ng isang anti-discrimination law.
  • LOREN LEGARDA

     NO STAND 
    I believe in civil union and granting the rights and privileges to the LGBTs. Marriage, that I think we have to study that because I'm not sure may constitutional prohibition.
  • MARWIL LLASOS

     AGAINST 
  • ERNIE MACEDA

     AGAINST 
    It is not the time for that.
  • JAMBY MADRIGAL

     AGAINST 
  • MITOS MAGSAYSAY

     AGAINST 
  • JUN MAGSAYSAY

     AGAINST 
    I don't think that's a marriage. They can just live together if they want. No need to flaunt it.
  • MON MONTAÑO

     AGAINST 
    No way. We have to look at our culture and our Catholic belief.
  • RICARDO PENSON

     AGAINST 
    Marriage is for propagating family, but it is high time for registered partnerships.
  • KOKO PIMENTEL

     AGAINST 
    I think that is a joke of a proposal. I don't know where that idea came from, but marriage is between a man and a woman so maybe the laws can be liberalized in such a way that the property relations of people of the same sex who decided to live together can be governed by law but let us not call that marriage. Madali naman yan sa partnership, we can let the government code govern that or the laws on partnership, not the family code.
  • GRACE POE

     NO STAND 
  • CHRISTIAN SEÑERES

     AGAINST 
    I think 'di na kailangang pakialaman ng state eh. Let's not enforce a law na dapat pwede sila, pero 'wag din natin pagbawalan. We can make civil arrangements, pero let's not redefine what marriage is.
  • ANTONIO TRILLANES IV

     AGAINST 
    I am not for it.
  • BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA

     AGAINST 
    I am for the protection and respect ng political rights ng lahat, regardless of gender. Pero pagdating sa marriage of same sex, sabi ng Good Book, huwag gayahin 'yung nangyari sa Sodom and Gomorrah dahil darating ang paggunaw sa isang bansa pag 'yun ay ginawa.
  • CYNTHIA VILLAR

     AGAINST 
    Siguro hindi pa. Too advanced, too modern sa ating society.
  • MIGZ ZUBIRI

     AGAINST 
    Ako nirerespeto ko ang samahan ng dalawang lalaki, samahan ng dalawang babae, pero hindi pa po ako sang-ayon sa pagkakaroon po ng kasalan sa dalawang lalaki at dalawang babae. Hindi pa po yata handa ang ating bansa and it’s going to be another very divisive issue.
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Eleksyon 2013