AFP thumbs down SOGIE bill, says respect for LGBT need not ‘sacrifice rights of majority’

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MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has rejected the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill,claiming that respect towards the LGBTQIA+ community may be given “without having to sacrifice the rights of the majority.”

In a position paper submitted to the House committee on women and gender equality, the AFPthumbed down the SOGIE bill, which seeks to prohibit discrimination towards the LGBTQIA+ community.

The AFP said provisions in the proposed measure is only a reiteration of various existing laws.

“The AFP does not subscribe to the passage of SOGIE Bill,” AFP said.

“The AFP, as a government institution…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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