- The SOGIE bill has been a controversial topic on social media
- Senate President Tito Sotto said that the bill’s passage has “no chance” in the Senate
- However, the chamber could pass an anti-discrimination bill for everyone
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has commented over the status of SOGIE bill in the Senate.
KAMI learned that the proposed measure which aims to protect the LGBTQ+ community has “no chance” to pass in the Senate.
In a report by the GMA News Online, Sotto has sent a message to the reporters that the Senate could pass an anti-discrimination bill, but not the one focused on LGBTQ+ members only.
"Anti-discrimination on persons pwede. Pero focused on gays, which the SOGIE bill is, and religious and academic freedom impeded plus smuggling of same sex marriage? No chance!" he said.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Sotto explained that passing the SOGIE bill could take away the religious and academic freedom in the country.
However, opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros argued that the proposed measure respects all beliefs.
The passage of SOGIE bill has been a controversial topic on social media after the toilet fiasco of transgender woman Gretchen Diez.
Diez claimed that she was discriminated after she was barred from using the ladies’ comfort room in Farmers Plaza.
Vicente "Tito" Castelo Sotto III is the 29th Senate President of the Philippines. He is popularly known as a co-host of variety show “Eat Bulaga!”
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