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.
The Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay) called on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to stop issuing what it describes as “poisoned” and “misguided” information regarding anti-discrimination proposals pending in Congress. >>>
HB 1483 seeks to protect the LGBTs against unlawful discriminatory acts in employment, education, health services, public service (including military service), commercial and medical establishments, including police and military harassment. Pending the passage of HB 1483, LGBTs have to deal with discrimination every day without legal protection as seen in the hate crime cases and discrimination in employment and access to social services.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists trooped to the House of Representatives on the eve of a global gay rights anniversary to seek the passage of a long-delayed measure protecting human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity. >>>