Don’t get SOGIE? Check out this easy primer
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Mar 21, 2018
LGBT advocates gathered at the People Power monument last Saturday, Mar. 17 to rally for the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Bill (more popularly known as the SOGIE) currently pending in Congress.
The SOGIE Bill seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Under it, members of the LGBTQIA++ community will be ensured their right to unbiased hiring, access to medical services, right to revoke medical services, and, most importantly, their right to basic rights.
— Melissa Jane Tan (@mellothedough) March 15, 2018
There’s been plenty of violent reactions to the passing of the bill through final reading in progress. With the rally that took place the previous weekend, many of those opposing the bill became vocal again.
No to SOGIE bill!https://t.co/Xwbm88CbPh
— Mary Albario (@marymemary13) March 9, 2018
I strongly agree! NO TO SOGIE BILL. pic.twitter.com/yzY6qBXRQw
— ITINAKDA 🐺 (@ostreacharles) March 8, 2018
"… the old has gone, the new has come."
It might be noticed that many of comments and concerns brought up against the bill are founded on ignorance and a lack of understanding as to why the bill is needed. Most of them stem from a lack of understanding of the people that this bill would be protecting.
In an attempt to address this, AssortEdge, a media organization that specializes in explanatory journalism, released a simple and colorful primer on sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
Yesterday, the Filipino people rallied together at the People Power Monument for #EqualityNOW. Here's a quick glimpse of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
Hopefully, those who are so passionately against this bill that’s promoting equality will give this primer a chance. Try and understand those that they hate, especially those who are anti-SOGIE because of their religious faith.
Header photos courtesy of Facebook.com/assortedge
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