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Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?

MANILA, Philippines – Is the same-sex marriage petition pending before the Supreme Court flawed or are the justices just not ready for marriage equality? The petition filed by young lawyer Jesus Falcis III was scrutinized last June 19 during oral arguments , especially by Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and Francis Jardeleza for ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 26th, 2018

SC to Falcis: Explain delayed filing of memorandum on same-sex marriage petition

The Supreme Court has ordered lawyer Jesus Falcis III to explain why he should not be cited in indirect contempt by the court for failure to submit the memorandum on his petition urging the grant of same-sex marriage in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Missed SC deadline another misstep for same-sex marriage petition

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) en banc has issued a show cause order against lawyer Jesus Falcis to explain why he should not be disciplined for missing the deadline to pass his memorandum, the Court said on Tuesday, August 7. Falcis and the Office of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Explain missed deadline, SC orders marriage equality petitioner

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the lawyer behind a petition for the legalization of same-sex marriages to answer why he should not be sanctioned for missing the final deadline in his historic case. Source link link: Explain missed deadline, SC orders marriage equality petitioner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

SC reprimands same-sex marriage petitioner over improper attire

The Supreme Court (SC) has admonished the lawyer who filed a petition seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country for wearing improper attire in court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Lawyer disbarred for faking court decision

The Supreme Court has stricken off the roll of attorney’s a private lawyer for faking a court decision on a petition for marriage annulment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Justice Carpio: Same-sex civil union is constitutional

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Tuesday, June 26, that same-sex civil union is constitutional. Carpio said this during his interpellation of Solicitor General Calida as they tackled the petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. Carpio said same-sex civil union is based on the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

PH not ready for same sex marriage, says Palace’s Roque

MALACAÑANG yesterday said there’s a right time for everything and the Philippines may not be ready yet for same sex marriage. Same sex marriage may be “too revolutionary” for the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters as the Supreme Court tackled a petition to legalize it here.. “There is….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Palace: Too soon for same-sex marriage in the Philippines

The Philippines is not yet ready for same-sex marriage, Malacañang said Thursday, as a Supreme Court petition seeking to legalize gay marriage sparked debates in the  predominantly Catholic country. Source link link: Palace: Too soon for same-sex marriage in the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Palace: Too soon for same-sex marriage in the Philippines

The Philippines is not yet ready for same-sex marriage, Malacañang said Thursday, as a Supreme Court petition seeking to legalize gay marriage sparked debates in the  predominantly Catholic country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

SC Begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. The petition originally filed by lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III on May 18, 2015, seeking the lifting of the prohibitions on same-sex marriage for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, June 19. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on the petition by […] The post Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports

The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on a petition by LGBT rights advocate Atty. Jesus M. Falcis III […] The post Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing

MANILA, Philippines – Only 31 years old and with scarce background in litigation, Jesus Falcis III’s inexperience got the better of him on Tuesday, June 19, when he defended before the Supreme Court his petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. The oral arguments on Tuesday were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Is timing right for same-sex marriage petition? Leonen warns of risks

MANILA, Philippines – For the Philippine LGBT or lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 19, was a most awaited moment until SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen gave them a dose of reality. For the first time, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

SC sets oral arguments over same-sex marriage

After two years since it was filed, the Supreme Court is set to conduct oral arguments over the petition seeking to allow same-sex marriage. SC sets oral arguments over same-sex marriage After two years since it was filed, the Supreme Court (SC) is set to conduct oral arguments over the petition seeking to allow same-sex… link: SC sets oral arguments over same-sex marriage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

SC preparing for June 19 oral arguments on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court has started preparing for the June 19 oral arguments on a petition filed three years ago seeking a revision of the Family Code to allow same sex marriages in the Philippines. Named respondent in the petition filed by Atty. Jesus Nicardo Falcis III is the Civil Registrar General. The petitioners-in-intervention are LGBTS Christian Church Inc., Reverend Crescencio "Ceejay" Agbayani Jr., Marlon Felipe and Maria Arlyn "Sugar" Ibanez while Atty . Fernando Perito is the intervenor. Falcis, who identified himself as 'openly gay,' filed the petition in 2015, a few days after the US Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage in the United States. In May 2016, the govern...Keep on reading: SC preparing for June 19 oral arguments on same-sex marriage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Rappler Talk: SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Thursday, June 14 MANILA, Philippines – In a historic first, the Supreme Court (SC), will tackle in oral arguments a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Gay lawyer Jesus Falcis filed the petition 3 years ago, in 2015, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on same-sex marriage

MANILA, Philippines – After nearly 3 years in the docket, a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage will be tackled in oral arguments at the Supreme Court (SC) in June. "The Court set the case for oral arguments on June 19, 2018, at 2:00 in the afternoon," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel said that until the SC releases a temporary restraining order….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida does not have immunity from legislative inquiry, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Friday. The senator was reacting to a petition Calida and his family filed before the Supreme Court to stop the Senate from investigating the contracts that their family-owned security agency sealed with the government. “Let me remind Mr. Calida that [...] The post Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018