1983 Code of Canon Law
“The marriage covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of their whole life, and which of its own nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and education of children...”(Canon 1055 par. 1 CIC)
1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines
“The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception..” (State Policies, Section 12).
1988 Family Code of the Philippines
“Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life...” (Title 1. Chapter 1, Article 1)
Such is the intrinsic nature an inherent finalities of marriage based on Natural Law, on Canon Law and on Civil law. So it is that marriage as a spousal, conjugal and parental life rests anchored on nature, on ethics, on morals – irrespective of the race, the color, and the creed of those concerned. Personal opinions, personal convictions, and personal options cannot and may not change the objective substance and finalities of marriage.
Assuming that common perception, public opinion, political motivation say otherwise, the innate substance and intrinsic nature and objectives of marriage remain the same – anything and everything to the contrary notwithstanding. There are realities in the world which are beyond the mere desires and designs of humanity to change – such as the difference between a boy and a girl, between a man and a woman, between marriage and all other different human relationships.
It is not a secret that the incumbent Head of State – with the blind support of his well-rewarded allies specially in the Legislative Department – has three much desired and favorite legislations since his assumption of Office: Population Control. Divorce. Same Sex Marriage. All these are directly or indirectly against the nature of marriage. While the first is already a law under the guise of “Reproductive Health Law”, the second and third are itching to eventually become laws. Never mind what the Family Code provides. Never mind what ethics says. Never mind what morals affirm.
It is but a big blessing for Filipinos that there are still politicians in the Country who have functional conscience, who still defend and care for what is right and proper. But woe to them and to their Country for paying sizable salaries, big fringe benefits, plus many other personal luxuries to certain politicians, specially in the regional and national levels, who are definitely amoral in their thinking ad pursuant agenda. They are the living curse of the Philippines.