Articles tagged 'philippines'
LGBT rights groups have criticised the bill for failing to provide genuine marriage equality.
Lawmaker stresses that a much-awaited discrimination bill would not legalise same-sex marriage in hopes that it might finally pass Congress.
The Philippines' capital smashed last year's record of 25,000 people, attracting 70,000 this year.
Jeremy Benigno Gatdula said same-sex unions would not be 'contributory to common good’ in his hearing.
A spokesperson said Duterte was 'always conscious of not offending the sensibilities of these special classes’ and 'a kind person’.
It was first drafted 19 years ago and first filed to the Senate in 2016.
So far, 51% of respondents have voted in support of legalising same-sex civil partnerships.
Only 17% of companies interviewed have policies in place against discrimination based on SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression). All are from BPO/BPS and Foreign-headquartered organizations.
Two same-sex couples denied marriage licenses are challenging 1987 law that states marriage must be between a man and a woman.
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