I am originally from the Philippines and yes... gays are accepted but cannot be married ironically. It's been almost 3 years that I am working in the uae and to my surprise, no gays nor same gender marriage is allowed in here. Imagine the situation in which I cannot bloom for such a same sex marriage that is still an issue. I have a dream my life would be like that of a hetero relationship... be married and have a simple life with a husband... and now I am planning to settle in another country in which I could bloom for I am like a plant growing in adversity. So, after reviewing each countries I guess I need to work things out to settle in Canada. After finishing the long process of immigration which would take time, I am hoping this time, I would make a right choice. My dream is just simple... to settle in a place where gays are accepted and a better quality of life and be married if not in a church, at least in a state law. This must be a long journey for the reason to be accepted and married.