- The Palace called for respect to the LGBT community
- The remark came after the incident that happened to transgender woman Gretchen Diez
- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also said that President Rodrigo Duterte supports the LGBT rights
The Palace has commented over the controversial topic involving LGBT rights in the country.
KAMI learned that Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has called for respect towards the LGBT community.
In a report by the GMA News Online (author Virgil Lopez), Panelo mentioned that there is an existing ordinance in Quezon City to protect the LGBT members. Therefore, the Farmers Plaza violated it.
“Our position is we have to respect LGBT. Saka another thing, there is an ordinance to respect them. So violation yung ginawa doon sa transgender,” Panelo said.
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Panelo also said that President Rodrigo Duterte would support the passage of SOGIE bill.
“I remember the President expressed support for the LGBT one time, ‘di ba? So, I think he will support that kind. Eh, ang gusto n’un palaging fair treatment to all eh,” the Presidential Spokesperson said.
In a previous report by KAMI, Congress is discussing the passage of SOGIE bill. Some lawmakers are also suggesting to build a separate restroom for LGBT members.
The talk about the rights of LGBT members to use comfort rooms has been a hot topic on social media following the incident that happened with transgender woman Gretchen Diez.
Diez was detained by police after being prevented by a janitress to use the ladies’ comfort room in Farmers Plaza.
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