SOGIE bill won’t spoil rights of non-LGBTQ, says former DSWD chief

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08/30/2019

Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. This was the case posed by former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Friday, as she took up the cudgels for proponents of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill. According to her, it would be narrow-minded for some people to look at the proposed law that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as a measure that would harm those who do not belong to the sector. “Hindi naman because you grant rights to a marginalized sector of society, you’re taking away rights from the majority. Hindi bibingka ang rights na paghahatian,” Taguiwalo told INQUIRER.net in an interview on the sidelines of a Civil Service Commission (CSC) forum on gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.

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