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On the move to criminalize same sex marriage in the Phils.

This afternoon, Inquirer.net published this article which totally shook me:

Solon seeks to criminalize same sex union
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 12:35:00 12/08/2009


Filed Under: Laws, Congress, Politics, Gender Issues

MANILA, Philippines--Describing it as “highly immoral, scandalous and detestable,” a lawmaker on Monday called for the criminalization of gay marriage .

In proposing House Bill 6919, Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante Jr. said same sex union “would snap the remaining strand of our moral values.”

Abante, a pastor and chairman of the public information committee, said there is no specific provision yet in the Revised Penal Code penalizing persons who enter in same sex marriage or those who solemnize the marriage.

“While there is no documented same sex marriage yet in our country, the absence of clear legislation serves as an invitation to same sex marriage,” he said.

Violators face 15 years' imprisonment and a fine of not more than P150,000, according to the bill. It also provides a 12-year jail term and a fine of P100,000 for anybody who misdeclares or hides his or her true sex for the purpose of securing marriage license.

Any person who issues marriage license or who solemnizes the same sex union faces an imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of not more than P100,000.

From here


Need I expound on the overwhelming multi-level stupidity of this move?

I mean, this is SOOOOOOOOO stupid it's offensive to any one who makes use their brain!

Let's get past the obvious spiritual righteousness bullshit that this lawmaker feels he obtains, let's just focus on stuff that is less complicated, which is, well, logic.

News says:

a lawmaker on Monday called for the criminalization of gay marriage.


Abante, a pastor and chairman of the public information committee, said there is no specific provision yet in the Revised Penal Code penalizing persons who enter in same sex marriage or those who solemnize the marriage.

I say, "What gay marriage? There's no such thing in the Philippines! Haler! How can you possibly penalize something that does not exist?"

He says:

“While there is no documented same sex marriage yet in our country, the absence of clear legislation serves as an invitation to same sex marriage,” he said.

I say, "Clearly, your delusional. There is no clear legislation on bestiality, does this mean it's an invitation for all Filipinbo citizens to engage in intimate sexual relations with non-human animals?"

He says:

Any person who issues marriage license or who solemnizes the same sex union faces an imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of not more than P100,000.

I say, "Ang kulit, paano nga magi-issue ng same sex marriage license e wala ngang same sex marriage dito sa Pinas!"

At this part, it gets REALLY hilarious:

Violators face 15 years' imprisonment and a fine of not more than P150,000, according to the bill. It also provides a 12-year jail term and a fine of P100,000 for anybody who misdeclares or hides his or her true sex for the purpose of securing marriage license.

Point no 1: This is totally confusing. Who is gonna conceal what from whom? There are several permutations:

  1. Gay man (straight acting closet case) hides the fact that he likes to suck cock and to give credibility to the character he's portraying marries himself to a woman
  2. Gay couple, beautiful waif-like bottom gets sex transplant so he now looks like a she and can get married to straight acting boyfriend
  3. Openly gay person marries to a woman for the heck of convenience
Of the three scenarios, alam nating nangyayari ang 1 and 3. Actually nagkalat na ang mga ganyan ngayon.

Point no 2: And then how can one "misdeclare" his/her true sex? Will there be a national census on homosexuality? how can they know someone is lying unless they actually see that person sucking cock or eating pussy?

How can someone "misdeclare" his true sex? Tingin ba niya lahat ng bakla ay puro kamukha ni Ricky Reyes at BB Gandanghari? Obviously, he is totally unaware that the so-called "discreet" gay men that have plagued the country: talamak na ang mga may asawang humahada, ang mga gwapong naka-panty, ang mga bouncer na tumitili, at ang mga constru na bumibisita sa mga bathhouse!!!

It's not as if they will build a very reliable gaydar!

Point no 3: And once they identify someone as gay, ano na? Will we be sent to a concentration camp? Will we burned in giant stoves just to prevent us from finding our partners?

In which case, mapipilay ang Philippine society dahil malalagas ang entertainment industry, ang broadcast industry, ang advertising, ang fashion, ang IT, ang call centers, ang parlors, at kung anik anik pa.

If you're wondering which public official is wasting our hard-earned tax money, it's this idiot right here:

He is apparently one of the legislators who called Ang Ladlad Immoral.

He is also one of those who moved to ban FHM and other Men's magazine (read it here, Thanks Haze!)

And ironically, he proposed the issuance of marriage license to be done by Church because "the solemnization of marriage is a function of the Church not the state" (read about it here)

Ang gulo noh? E kung gumawa na lang kaya siya ng sarili niyang Vatican para masaya siya, noh!?!

It's as if he's making his stands without any clear perspective ~ which is NOT totally UNEXPECTED in the Philippines seeing as we elect morons into office.

As part of my usual sermon, I just wanna reiterate this sentiment against religous fanatics like this:

Hindi ko talaga maintindihan ang mundo, or at least ang mga RELIGIOUS FANATICS ng mundo.

Bakit ba kami na lang mga bakla ang hilig nilang pagdiskitahan?

IKAW! maka-Diyos kang tao, sabi mo? Sabihin mo nga sa akin, ano ba ang ginawa ko sa iyo?

Subukan mong tanggalin ang mga mapanlinlang mong paniniwala tungkol sa kasalanan at kabutihan. Hindi ba't pareho-pareho lang naman tayong naghahanap ng taong magmamahal sa atin?

Bakit ba gusto ninyong sirain ang mga buhay namin? Bakit ba hindi pa kami patay e gusto niyo na kaming mabuhay sa impyerno?

Yan ba ang turo sa inyo ng Diyos niyo: ang sirain ang buhay ng kapwa mo dahil hindi niyo maintindihan ang buhay ng iba?

Comments

PinayTG said…
I know that this is a very emotional issue. I myself got very angry when I read it online and saw the news this morning. This affects all of us, whether you are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transsexual. I am a transsexual woman and I was a little bothered with some of the points that you raised.

1)There is nothing wrong with being Ricky Reyes or BB Gandanghari. Ricky is a gay man while BB is a transsexual woman. While I do not agree with some of the opinions of these two personalities, I will not put them down in arguing my case. Diversity is one of the beautiful things about our community and if we are going to advocate for human rights, we advocate them for all regardless of their sex or gender identity or expression. Ricky Reyes and BB Gandanghari are as much affected by this issue as you are.

2) There is no such thing as a sex transplant. The correct term is sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) or genital reconstruction surgery (GRS). People of transsexual experience feel and think that their gender identity is opposite to the one assigned to them at birth. The identity struggle for them is a lifelong one. People do not opt for SRS or GRS on a whim so I take issue at your example of a gay man who gets SRS for the sake of marriage. There is no known case of this ever happening in the Philippines or elsewhere.

3. I have a feeling that Rep. Abante, because he is pure evil, wants to target the entire spectrum of our community. Meaning, this bill will affect Transgender Lesbian Bisexual and Gay (TLBG) Filipinos. There are trans people in the Philippines who have been able to change their name and sex in their birth certificate. I think Abante is referring to us when he said that we should declare our gender. That means our sex-assignment at birth. So even if you have had a successful name and sex-change in your documents, I think Abante does not want even heterosexual transsexual people to be able to access marriage. There have been many known cases of marriage in the Philippines with one spouse being transsexual.

My point is, many in our community want marriage. Some do not. But if we will fight for our right to access this social institution, we must do so without leaving others behind and we must do so with an understanding of the bigger picture.

What is clear right now is the need for all of us to unite in standing up against the tyranny of Rep. Abante. It will be immoral not to take a stand against this.
xty said…
This HB 6919 is scary, because this will not only criminalize same sex marriages, but also penalize same sex relationships. "cohabitation between persons of the same sex or gender who live together as ‘husband and wife’. This merits the highest penalty: imprisonment from 10 to 15 years and a fine from P100,000 to P150,000"

This is a violation of our human rights!!! We must stop the enactment of this House Bill!!
Oliver said…
@Pinay TG:

sorry to have offended you, it was the least of my intentions.

on some points raised:

1. Sorry about sex transplant. forgive the misinformed. I now know better

2. When I cited BB Gandanghari or Ricky Reyes, it was not done at any point to degrade their names or, as you've said, "putting them down". Being a "screaming faggot" myself (sorry for the lack of better terms) that would be the least of my intentions. I merely cited the 2 celebrities as it seeems the Filipinos' common idea of homosexuality are transsexuals and/or extremely effeminate gays.
Quentin X said…
How can the cultural capital of the Philippines elect such an idiot? Is the brain drain this bad? Have you ran out of options? Have you not got anyone better?
Manech said…
I don't even know what to say. I find him - his stupidity, his picture - humorous. He's like a little fly bugging me from my nap.

What I'm trying to say is that he's pathetic. He obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. I'm definite that this law will be shrugged off. Magmumukha lang siyang tanga (again).
Mac Callister said…
haha papansin lang yang mokong na yan,e wala naman basehan mga sinasabi nya.
Ming Meows said…
we should also criminalize pastors running for office.

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