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Anti-Discrimination Bill’s OK Delayed

The passage of the proposed Anti-Racial, Ethnic and Anti-Religious Discrimination Act of 2011 faces a rough sailing in Congress after some senators thumbed down the inclusion of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) provisions in the bicameral bill.\n

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1st September 2012 22:58

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

 Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Brawner Baguilat Jr., one of the authors of the bill, said the House has difficulty in reconciling whether or not the LGBT provisions will be included in the bill.

“I talked with Commissioner Coco Quisumbing of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Kaya pala nadedelay sa Senate na mag agree sa bicameral ay pinipa-negotiate ng some Senators na alisin ang provisions ng LGBTs. ( The reason why the Senate failed to agree in the bicameral is that some senators wanted to exclude the LGBT provisions),” he claimed.

The chairman of the House Committee on National Cultural Communities said the senators may agree not to include such provisions just to ensure the passage of the bill into law.

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