AFP thumbs down SOGIE bill, says respect for LGBT need not ‘sacrifice rights of majority’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has rejected the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill, claiming that respect towards the LGBTQIA+ community may be given “without having to sacrifice…

Anne Curtis on SOGIE bill: Equality is all LGBT+ community seeks

Faye Orellana - INQUIRER.net 09/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — As an ally of the LGBT+ community, actress Anne Curtis said that it “breaks her heart” that there are people who are against the passing of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression…

SOGIE bill won’t promote equality; only ‘special’ rights to LGBT – solon

08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of promoting equality, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill will only “unduly give special rights” to some members of society at the expense of others, a lawmaker said…

Duterte ‘all for SOGIE bill,’ 3rd restroom for LGBTQ+

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is “all for it,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Tuesay said of the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) bill, adding that the President “was inclined toward [approving]…

Duterte favors separate comfort room for LGBTQ community – Panelo

08/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is in favor of a separate restroom/comfort room for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, his spokesman said Monday. “Sabi niya (Duterte) dapat meron nang third…

Despite apology from mall, trans woman eyes charges

08/15/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez said on Wednesday that she would file a case against the Araneta Center Group of Companies following her arrest for trying to use a female toilet at one…

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