SC dismisses plea allowing same-sex marriage

SC dismisses plea allowing same-sex marriage

- The Supreme Court has junked the petition to allow same-sex marriage in the country

- According to the ruling, the petition violated the principle of hierarchy of court

- The SC also mentioned that the matter is best addressed to the Congress

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The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a petition seeking to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines.

KAMI learned that petitioner Atty. Jesus Falcis lacks standing on the matter and allegedly violated the principle of hierarchy of court to raise a justifiable controversy.

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In a report by the Inquirer (author Tetch Torres-Tupas), the Supreme Court explained that the issue would be best addressed to Congress.

The petition seeks to nullify the Articles 1, 2, 46 (4), and 55 (6) of the Family Code.

Articles 1 and 2 mentioned that marriages must be limited between man and woman. Meanwhile, Articles 46 (4) and 55 (6) considered homosexuality as grounds for annulment and legal separation.

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According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Falcis filed the petition in 2015. He mentioned in the plea that he is an “open and self-identified homosexual.”

As previously reported by KAMI, Senate President Tito Sotto said that the SOGIE bill has no chance in passing in the Senate.

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Two couples were the first to arrive and signed their marriage certificates.

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