House Speaker to push for legalizing same-sex marriage

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House Speaker to push for legalizing same-sex marriage

 

Manila – House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez announced on Monday that he intends in filing a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines.

 

During the press conference that he held, he said that his staff is already starting the draft of the proposed bill for same-sex legislation. He also added that he is the one who is going to sponsor the said bill.

 

”I will sponsor it. If you look at the Constitution, there is a provision guaranteeing happiness for the Filipinos. Why would we deprive them of that? If they are happy with that, shouldn’t we support them?” said Alvarez.

 

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In the 1987 Constitution, a provision stipulates that the “state values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights”.

 

As expected, Alvarez already saw a preemptive opposition from the Catholic Church, hence, he said that the proposed bill will only cover that of conjugal ownership provision as well as the civil union.

 

”The beauty of democracy is we can argue and disagree, but at the end of the day, it is the majority that prevails. My proposal is about civil union. We do not meddle in the affairs of the Church. There’s no problem if they don’t want it,” he reiterated.

 

Furthermore, he pointed that the growing population of the LGBT community in the Philippines prompted him to further his advocacy of defending and protecting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

 

”Anybody can question it. There will be debates about it. At the end of the day, we will vote for or against it. For me, I just want to send the message that we respect their (LGBT’s) rights,” Alvarez further stressed out.

 

House Speaker to push for legalizing same-sex marriage

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