- Everyone has been talking about SOGIE Equality Bill, and famous stars and other notable personalities in the country joined in showing their support for the said bill
- Hence, it is right and just to get informed of all the facts that we need to know about this proposed legislation
- So, the question today is how would this particular bill help the LGBT community in the Philippines
Before we learn about how would the SOGIE Equality Bill help the LGBT community in the Philippines, let us first know what those letters in the abbreviated word mean?
What does SOGIE stands for?
As it is clearly laid out, SOGIE stands for S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.
With this, we can further talk about what this law is mainly all about, and its essence, and how it can help safeguard the LGBT community.
In details, we were able to catch sight of the "Committee Report and Full Text of House Bill No. 4982 (2017)" online as attached in the Wikipedia page, and got more facts on other news articles.
KAMI was able to rout out some details of this much-discussed bill through Politics.com.ph, congress.gov.ph, News Ripple, Rappler, and several other sites.
So, the question now is:
How would the SOGIE Equality Bill help the LGBT community in the Philippines?
'SOGIE Equality Bill' is proposed legislation, which apparently is also known as Anti-Discrimination Bill (ADB), that is intended to protect all persons from acts of discrimination such as, and we quote:
"denial of access to public services, health services, and access to public establishments, hiring or disimissal of workers, and refusing to admit or expelling students"
based on gender identity or expressions.
Thus, well-known celebrities and personalities have come around to support the 'SOGIE Equality Bill.'
As we've reported earlier, stars like Anne Curtis, Iza Calzado, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, and Heart Evangelista among other prominent personalities rally to support the said bill.
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