History of the Anti-Discrimination Bill in Philippine Congress

by X. J. Bilon

The Anti-Discrimination Bill is a proposed legislation which seeks to prohibit discrimination—either those committed by individuals or those arising from policies or procedures—against members of the LGBTQ community. Many LGBTQ groups in the Philippines have supported and lobbied for its passage since it was first filed in 2000 by then-Akbayan Congresswoman Etta Rosales. Almost two decades after, the Anti-Discrimination Bill has been approved on its third reading for the second time in the House of Representatives and, for the first time, is currently on its second reading in the Senate.

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Here are some facts about the history of the Anti-Discrimination Bill.

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