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Jesus Nicardo Falcis III, the attorney who initiated the petition in and identifies as a homosexual, had no legal standing in the case since he himself had not applied for a marriagethe court said in its decision Tuesday Sept. Rather, marriage is defined in the Family Code of the Philippines as a union between a man and a woman. Falcis has petitioned to have Articles 1 and 2 of the Family Code of the Philippines nullified. The articles not only prohibit marriage but also various other rights Falcis said are due same-sex couples.
Gay rights activists have vowed to continue fighting for same-sex marriage in the country where 80 percent of its million people are Roman Catholic. Abortion and divorce are also illegal there.
The Roman Catholic Church has said same-sex marriage is against natural law. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who in media reports has flip-flopped on the issue, said as recently as July that he favors civil unions over same-sex marriage.
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