Philippines lGBT church holds mass wedding for same-sex couples

Philippines lGBT church holds mass wedding for same-sex couples

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Philippines lGBT church holds mass wedding for same-sex couples
Manila, June 24 (IANS) A lGBT church in the Philippines' Quezon city on Sunday held a mass wedding for same-sex couples.
The mass wedding at the lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight (lGBTS) Christian Church started at 8 a.m. in the morning, reports Efe news.
The Church, which had been at the forefront of a campaign urging the Philippines government to pass a marriage equality bill, holds mass lGBT weddings, known as Holy Unions, every year.
The Church's website clarifies that the ceremony is pure rituals, without the legal sanctity of a heterosexual marriage ceremony.
"Unfortunately, in the Philippines we have no Marriage Equality law or the Same-Sex Marriage law yet," a guideline on the same sex Holy Union on the website said.
The country's Supreme Court on June 19 began hearing a petition that urged the government to legalise same-sex marriage in the country.
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