Mara Cepeda, writing for Rappler;
Most members of the House minority bloc are opposing same-sex unions, with two ranking members arguing that homosexual relationships go against natural law.
The lawmakers made their stand in a press conference on Wednesday, October 5, when asked about Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s plan to file a bill institutionalizing same-sex civil unions in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country.
It just shows no matter what you see in the media or hear on the news, Philippines is still a “Catholic country” and most of the politicians are still conservative.
Talking about same-sex marriage is a very sensitive issue and I salute those who have the “courage” to even discuss it in a public forum. I’m sure the LGBT community will not take this likely.
Last modified: October 5, 2016