The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva passed an unprecedented pro-Family resolution while rejecting attempts to include any language that espouses changes to the natural and traditional understanding of what a family is. A report form Lifesite News states, “Several attempts were made by feminist and pro-LGBT groups to first defeat and then amend the resolution by inserting “reproductive rights”–a euphemism for abortion, and by replacing “the family” with “families” and by inserting inclusive language to apply the resolution to sexual minorities.”
In relation to this, in an informal debate in his FB page I was engaged in regarding the recent petition for same-sex marriage by gay lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III, some pro-LGBT lawyer-advocates defended the move by citing the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights as providing for protection against discrimination. However, I pointed out that nowhere in the UDHR is sexual orientation mentioned in relation to marriage. I also said that as a “declaration”, we are not bound by it for as long as it infringes on our laws. A lawyer friend of mine however, told me that while the UDHR is not itself binding, treaties emanating from it of which the Philippines is a signatory, are. Granted that this is so, none of the treaties we signed have anything regarding the accommodation of different sexual orientations as it pertains to family and marriage. Currently we have an in-your-face resolution by the UNHR Council protecting the natural family and actually rejecting variants of it that pro-LGBT states tried to introduce.
Just to let people know what kind of morals and values the same-sex marriage petitioner Jesus Falcis has, here is a screenshot of his comment regarding a distasteful alleged video of a 12-year old girl engaged in a sexual act (which he even claims he has not seen but cares to opine about).
Is this the kind of person whom we would want to be near our children or teaching in our schools?