Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, June 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has issued guidelines on the oral arguments on June 19 regarding the petition challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. The oral arguments will take up a petition originally filed by lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III on May 18, 2015, seeking the lifting of the prohibitions on same-sex marriage for being unconstitutional. Named as respondents in the case were the Civil Registrar General while the petitioners-in-intervention were LGBTS Christian Church Inc., Rev. Crescencio "Ceejay" Agbayani Jr., Marlon Felipe, and Maria Arlyn "Sugar" Ibanez. Lawyer Fernando Perito is the intervenor.