Roman to colleagues amid SOGIE bill debates: ‘Not our duty to decide what’s a sin or not’

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MANILA, Philippines — As a House panel began its initial deliberations on the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill, Bataan 1st. District Rep. Geraldine Roman reminded her colleagues Friday: “It is not our job to determine what is a sin or not.”

Roman said this during the online hearing of the House committee on women and gender equality as she called on her colleagues to pass the controversial SOGIE Bill which seeks to prohibit discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Us legislators, we know that our laws have to be based on the Constitution and not any particular holy book. It is not our duty to decide what is a sin or not. …

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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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