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…