Jesus Falcis, a 33-year-old radio show anchor and attorney, sought to declare Articles 1 and 2 of the Family Code unconstitutional. These provisions limit marriage to a union between a man and a woman.
"I am out since the age of 15 and I suffered from discrimination throughout my school years, so I felt the need to advocate for LGBT rights," said Falcis, who filed the application in 2015. "I decided to use the tool of litigation, because it has been successful in other countries -- such as the United States -- to have gay marriage legalized."
But the court dismissed his petition Tuesday due to "lack of standing" and for "failing to raise an actual, justiciable controversy," according to a summary of the court ruling."
"I don't have a partner and therefore can't be considered as having suffered from the consequences of a law which bans gay marriage," Falcis explained.
The court also held Falcis and his co-counsels liable for indirect contempt, accusing them of using constitutional litigation for propaganda purposes.
Falcis described the decision as "disheartening." In an attempt to avoid having his case dismissed on technicalities, he added a gay and a lesbian couple to his petition in 2016. "They had both previously tried and failed to have their marriage recognized and therefore constituted actual cases, but the court chose to ignore them and to focus on me instead," he said.
The court did however acknowledge that the 1987 Constitution "does not define or restrict marriage on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression," the court summary said.
It also recognized the long history of discrimination and marginalization faced by the LGBT community and called on Congress to address the recognition of same-sex unions.
An anti-discrimination law, called the SOGIE bill, is currently under review in parliament.
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Like i said before why not just stay off this site you have little contructive comment to add here.
don’t worry about guys advertising what brand of lube they use. Who claim to have a partner but doesn’t show it in status. Who only meet guys for friends...but they must be half his age or less and bottoms. Who only has gloom and doom to spread. Don’t worry about idiots and asses like that. They need to pump up their deflated ego as best they can after paying all the young boys to spend a moment with them. Pity people like that. They will pass soon enough and leave nothing behind.
"Aha! Welcome back @edsmale. Another post that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic from a poster who contributes precious little. Enjoy yourself!"
so i see that I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE that you pick on and wanna cause issue with on this site, mr. gunolih .. you always wanna bitch on other people apparently .. sounds to me that you need to fuck a hot rice boy today, actually, you need one ASAP in fact! and don't you ever mess with edsmale especially, he happens to be a very HOT hunky handsome stud!
.. and i assume you are Einstein and know everything? after all you must be a "wise old man", huh? this is why i disapprove of Filipino culture in the first place, much less even being Filipino, because it delves so much into Catholic religion and that "macho" image brought on by Europeans, the "machismo" of it all
yes of course he does bludude, he a "wise old man" after all, you don't wanna mess with one, especially one that's gotta awfully bitchy attitude on top of that
yes, that's very unfortunate, and just about my entire family is the same way, closed minded people that think too much in a box, and are very religious and traditional, it's so typical of them
"There is not enough discussion on these forums, as was perfectly obvious to everyone long before I rejoined this site."
and there you go again with the "ME" factor, "before I REJOINED this site" .. oh who fucking cares sir, you and your arrogant condescending attitude is just tacky, honey .. just cancel it altogether and try a more sensible, understanding approach for once .. unless you want your bedpan, i have one waiting for you, sir ;)
if you would kindly refer to your left hand panel menu on your profile, sir .. where it says "user lists", then go to "tracks", YOUR profile is showing right there .. there's no denying that YOU visited my profile, and guess what? i did the same thing too, thought i'd check you out as you ride that crazy toy of a horse at the park .. you know, that picture you have in your profile that shows just how mature you are for an old timer like you
"Careful @obongobong! You are going to give yourself a heart attack or some other such malady - and i would not wish that to happen to anyone."
honey baby, i would never wish that on you either, sir .. but i assume you are afraid of a bedpan, eh? ok fine, i'll be more polite and say a CANE instead, or a walker .. i did not mention any malady, illness nor disease onto you, not once .. oh my, how touching was that?
PS I have been on this site for YEARS, made many good friends and never once had any negative comments or remarks thrown my way except YOURS and you sir are always in conflict... what does that say about you anyway.. at the end of the day you need to look in the mirror (horror) and ask yourself how can I be a better person. Dont bother to comment on my submissions further as I will not respond or waste even one move second on you.
i didn't say i did not like your photos, sir (did i say you were ugly, did i say i'm not attracted to you?), please re-read my comments to make sure your fragile old outdated expired mind is actually getting the message! you are actually handsome, even though i may get sick and puke at what i just said, but your condescending arrogance is a HUGE MAJOR turn off .. and it's so funny how YOU are still checking out my profile, you've done this time and time again, yet you fail to admit that .. guess when you are as old as you are you do indeed forget things, eh? you really should switch gears and change the way you snap at people in your posts, but of course, old men like you can be stubborn and pigheaded .. once again, i got this BEDPAN here waiting on you and is ready for YOU to slide in there
"Just the same old song. Keep singing in your closet. The trouble with that is that few outside any closet can actually hear what's going on inside."
what is it with you and THE CLOSET, sir? why you hate closets? do you have a nasty dirty thing about them? here's a thought for you: go take all your clothes and other belongings out of your closet and put them outside for all to see, like your LIVING ROOM or KITCHEN, so that EVERYONE can see ALL of your stuff! perhaps that might make you feel better, because again, you HATE AND DESPISE CLOSETS!!
(translation: it's called PRIVACY, sir .. if people want to keep their sexuality hidden, they have every motherfucking right to do so, because NOT EVERYONE IS PERFECT LIKE YOU!)
THANK YOU, bludude! the old timer does NOTHING but get into conflicting arguments with others on this site and never shows any interest in the topic that is being discussed, he throws people off tremendously in his posts .. at least on the face of it, he looks like a sensible decent elderly man, but his arrogant condescending attitude is just awful! it makes him look like a total jackass, it is ALWAYS about HIM, he doesn't care about what anyone else thinks
"I would suggest to regular readers of this forum not to waste your time engaging this guy further there is no value. Why fuel this guys obvious need for conflict"
yes that's a good idea, bludude .. if only the blacklist would work in the open forums, but it does not, it only works for private conversations, because you can still see the old timer's posts
it's what i would call "GERIATRIPAUSE", kinda like menopause but for older men like him, it's a phase he goes thru when he don't get the seXXX he needs
i see we're projecting here, aren't we sir? i believe it is YOU who is making such stupid comments!
"Because most of the people who have traditionally written comments on the news items in recent years write stupid little epithets, usually with little knowledge of what they write about."
once again sir, you think you know EVERYTHING about Asian culture and Asia itself, you might be the old wise man, but just because you been to a million countries in Asia does not mean you know everything about it, sorry
"Then just go back into their glass houses and your closets."
Good Lord, sir, didn't i already advise you to just take out all of your clothes, belongings and who in the hell knows what you got in there and just sprawl 'em out in your living room or kitchen, damnit?!?!? i mean for an old timer like you, you must REALLY hate those closets, don't you? sometimes i wonder where the hell you put all of your belongings in the first place, honey!
"@bludude06 – 7 posts
@captian – 7 posts
@edsmale – 4 posts
@HappyWilly – 2 posts"
oh my heavens to murgatroid, honey, so THIS is what you are actually doing in your age of retirement? you go back to the days of SESAME STREET and count those numbers for us like ya did in preschool .. i see sir .. well in case you haven't noticed, all of us here already know how to count and we know our numbers so you counting for us really isn't necessary :) but, hey, ya gotta do something to keep yourself busy while you're retarded .. oops! sorry, i meant RETIRED .. damn keyboard!!
just give it up already, really, just GIVE IT UP!!
once again, and i'll tell you again if i have to, if you DON'T like closets, just take your fucking belongings outta there and put 'em somewhere else!
"I write facts."
if we want facts, we will look up an almanac or encyclopedia for the FACTS, your facts are your opinions, and unfortunately, your opinions also tend to push people's buttons on here .. that is exactly what you are, you are an instigator, you push people's buttons and make them pissed and get angry with you, because that is what you want and you expect it .. don't deny it!
and interesting, you're 49, just two years older than me? really? i actually thought you were much older than that, thought your profile had you in your 60's .. i think you changed your age on purpose? hmmmm?
yes that's so unfortunate, some of these ppl still cling to their religious and traditional views .. my family for one is that way, it's really sad .. and i do get frustrated at times that this is the case .. if all filipinos had a more open mind to homosexuality, there would be no closeted people .. manny pacquiao and his stance on gay marriage (and perhaps gays in general? though not sure on this) is just one reason why filipinos will never understand any of this and why their minds are just locked into the past
this is so important, and it is for the better .. i really do wish my family and relatives would stop being so one sided, closed minded on things, and stop having such negative views toward LGBT, it does get depressing and frustating