Blogger slams move to make SOGIE bill a Law

Blogger slams move to make SOGIE bill a Law




The country is on the crossroads so to speak, with the very volatile situation in the West Philippine Sea(WPS) specially about China’s subtle bullying of other claimants, and highlighting the seem to be quiet stance of the country about everything that is happening on it.

On the domestic front, the issue regarding discrimination and equality has been lingering in the news this past few weeks, wherein the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer sector (LGBTQ++ sector) are now demanding it and has been very vocal and active in lobbying the passage of a law catering to their status in the Philippine Society.



As it is now, the SOGIE bill uphill battle is in the Senate, since the House of representatives have already passed said bill in the third reading, with 197 unanimous votes.

Opposition Senator Rissa Hontiveros and Gretchen Diez
(photo credit to owner)


In the halls of Senate, the one championing it is opposition senator and Liberal party stalwart Rissa Hontiveros, who happens to chair the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality.

Even the Vice President – Leni Robredo has made it public she supports the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression or SOGIE bill.

“Sa akin, iyong hope ko, na sana itong incident na ito, no matter how unfortunate, maging daan para finally ma-realize ng ating mga lawmakers na it’s about time na ipasa natin [itong bill na ito]… Ang tagal na nitong nakabinbin,” VP Robredo said.


“Baka maging daan iyon para ma-realize ng marami nating mga kababayan na iyong diskriminasyon talagang nangyayari, na mayroon tayong mga kasama na dapat sana ine-enjoy iyong karapatan na ine-enjoy natin, pero hindi na-e-enjoy [ang mga karapatang iyon] dahil sa diskriminasyon,” she added.



Blogger Mr. Carlo de Leon weighs in on the issue being pushed by the LGBTQ.


He says in his Facebook post that:


The point I’m driving at is the LGBTQ+ advocates have the right to promote themselves, but they are insisting on laws to protect their group and curtail the freedom of expression of those who oppose them. This is a draconian move, in my opinion.

People have the right to be conservative and traditional. You can’t force them to become liberal or permissive in beliefs and actuations. LGBTQ+ groups should respect the rights of those who choose to believe that men born with a penis are men forever, and those born with vaginas are women forever.


Below is the full quote of the Facebook post of Mr. de Leon




FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION


Members of LGBTQ+ have all the right to express themselves as far as I’m concern. They are free to act, dress up, and speak the way they want to express their sexual orientation and gender identity. I have no problem with that, and this is true for many others.

The problem I see with the SOGIE bill is in the legislation itself. Why make a law that will force me to agree with the advocacies of SOGIE? If they have the right to express themselves, I too have the right to express and promote my heterosexual self. I also have the right to disagree with their beliefs.

Now let’s turn the table around. What if strong believers of a heterosexual society form an organization to promote more heterosexual practices as opposed to the beliefs of LGBTQ+? Sounds like homophobia and bigotry, right? Nonetheless, it’s still my right to promote my belief: the promotion of more heterosexuals.


The point I’m driving at is the LGBTQ+ advocates have the right to promote themselves, but they are insisting on laws to protect their group and curtail the freedom of expression of those who oppose them. This is a draconian move, in my opinion.

People have the right to be conservative and traditional. You can’t force them to become liberal or permissive in beliefs and actuations. LGBTQ+ groups should respect the rights of those who choose to believe that men born with a penis are men forever, and those born with vaginas are women forever.


YOU CAN’T LEGISLATE BELIEFS. IT’S PERSONAL AND PRIVATE.

It’s better to keep the government out of sexual and personal beliefs.











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