Marvic Leonen clarifies position on same sex marriage
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen clarified his position on same sex marriage after he wrote the decision on the said case. The abogado said that the points and concepts presented regarding the LGBTQI+ is solely “obiter dictum.”
This is still “obiter dictum”, part of the reasoning of the ponente, and those who agreed, to dispose the current case. Doctrines (or “ratio decidendi”) will arise when, in a future case the issue is whether the behavior is natural. Can however be persuasive in the future.
— Marvic Leonen (@marvicleonen) November 9, 2019
The abogado explained that it’s based solely on the reasoning of the ponente. Leonen also stated that this was the reasoning agreed upon by those who also wanted to dismiss the cases.
However, he emphasized it can used as a persuasive material in the future.