Same sex marriage bahala ang mga mambabatas
IPINAUBAYA na ng Malakanyang sa mga mambabatas ang isyu ng pagpayag sa same sex marriage sa bansa.
“Marriage as defined under the Family Code is a union between a man and a woman. The issue of same sex marriage is best left to the sound discretion of the legislature,” ayon kay Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda.
Ito ay makaraan ang ulat, sinuportahan ni US President Barack Obama ang same-sex marriage sa kabila ng mahigpit na pagtutol ng partido nitong Democrats maging si Vice President Joe Biden.
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” ayon kay Obama.
Nauna nang naiulat na mismong si Barack ang nagsusulong ng same-sex marriage kung saan sinabi nito na ang mga bading ay dapat ding bigyan ng karapatan sa pagpapakasal.
Ang same-sex weddings ay una nang naging legal sa New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont at Washington, DC at sa estado ng Maryland.
Habang ban naman ito sa North Carolina at idineklarang unconstitutional sa California.