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House approves anti-discrimination bill on 2nd reading

Sep 13, 2017 @ 17:32

After a long wait, the House of Representatives has finallly passed on second reading the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression bill banning discrimination against any member of the LGBT.

The House approved the bill through a viva voce vote

“Tagumpay ang pagkakapantay-pantay ngayong araw na ito. Sa pagkakapasa ng SOGIE Equality Bill sa Second Reading sa Kamara, mas malapit nang maisakatuparan ang ating pinapangarap at ipinaglalaban,” said Dinagat Rep. Kaka Bag-ao.

“Kapag tuluyan nang naisabatas ito, matitiyak nating maipagtatanggol natin ang batayang mga karapatan ng bawat tao, anuman ang kanyang sexual orientation o gender identity at expression. Sana ay mas mapalakas pa ang ating panawagan: Panahon na para sa SOGIE Equality Law! Mabuhay ang mga nagsusulong ng karapatang pantao!” she said.

The proposed law will prohibit discriminatory actions toward LGBT and sets fines and penalties for offenses.

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