Blessed Regina Protmann Catholic School Inc.
Sitio Libanan, Mt. View, Mariveles, Bataan
English for Academics and Professional Purposes
Charlen e De Rueda
Ms. Aira Li za E. Alcarde, L.P.T
I. Thesis/ Claim
Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression Bill of Rights (SOGIE BILL)
House Bill no 4982
AN ACT. Forbidding DISCRIMI NATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION
OR GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR; House Bill
No. 00949, presented by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, Akbayan Party -List Rep. Tomas
Villarin, and several others.
It is proposed to avoid differ ent monetary and open settlement related demonstrations of
victimization individuals dependent on their sexual direction, sex character or articulation.
I am in with SOGIE BILL .
My stand in regards with this bill is true and correct because I believe tha t SOGIE bill is good
and it is an act the will help and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual , tran sgender, queer people to
improve their socialization with community by being considered as simple person living as
one of the LGBTQ this act is a hope and a stepping stone to them and for more laws to come
in our country that would help and provide for our LGBTQ family.
Because I believed discrimination will not be a problem as long as we are protected by human s
law and most especially Gods guidance and love .
Reason for SOGIE BILL
Because it may incorporate securities for gatherings dependent on sex, age, race, ethnicity,
nationality, handicap, psychological sickness or capacity, sexual direction, sex, sex
personality/articulation, sex attributes, strict, statement of faith, or individual political feelings.
SOGIE Equality Bill is giving the LGBT an equivalent treatment as a person that they are made
by our god as well, poise, and regard, regard for what their identity is and regard wha t they need
in their life.
The SOGIE Equality Bill shields the LGBT from prejudicial acts, for example,
– Denial of access to open administrations
– Including SOGIE as a criteria for employing or expulsion of laborers
– Refusing confirmation or removi ng understudies in schools dependent on SOGIE
– Imposing disciplinary activities that are harsher than standard because of the understudy’s SOGIE
– Refusing or renouncing accreditation of associations dependent on the SOGIE of individuals
– Denying acce ss to wellbeing administrations
– Denying the application for expert licenses and comparable reports
– Denying access to foundations, offices, and administrations open to the overall population
– Forcing an individual to attempt any therapeutic or menta l assessment to decide or adjust one’s
– Harassment submitted by people engaged with law implementation
– Publishing data expected to “”out”” or uncover the SOGIE of an individual without assent
– Engaging in open discourse which expects to disgrace or mocking LGBT people
– Subjecting people to provocation propelled by the guilty parties inclination against the annoyed
party’s SOGIE, which may come as any medium, including broadcast communication s and online
– Subjecting any individual to sex profiling
– Preventing a youngster under parental authority from communicating one’s SOGIE by exacting
or taking steps to dispense real or physical mischief or by causing mental or passionate torment.
We as a whole realize that there are numerous individuals today in our general public
who is constantly segregate the LGBT, but is it OK for you to have this sort of law in
your nation? Do you feel that everybody will have equivalent treatment?
Indeed, even some catholic chiefs have communicated their help and furthermore some
nearby big names are extremely vocal for their help about it.
Yet, then again there are additionally numerous individuals, even surely understood
characters who are strai ghtforwardly LGBT, who don’t think the bill is important by
any stretch of the imagination. One of this is Jake Zyrus. Another is Senator Tito Sotto
and ultimately The Philippine National Police who is vocal about not concurring the
A few people ha ve said that there isn’t generally a requirement for a SOGIE Bill, since
there are numerous individuals from the LGBTQIA people group who are
acknowledged and fruitful in various businesses. Yet, as indicated by Atty. Mendoza,
“”There are additionally indiv iduals who live their lives denied of fundamental rights,
for example, the privilege to work, the privilege to training, the privilege to access to
wellbeing administrations, offices, and foundations, and others, essentially in view of
their sexual directi on and sex personality or articulation. Segregation has been a reality
in the lives of LGBTIQAs. While some probably won’t have been victimized, or
probably won’t have felt defamed, it doesn’t discredit the lived encounters of other
people who have. Basic ally , on the grounds that you haven’t encountered it or seen it
occurring, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t occur by any means! Perhaps you ought to ask
the distinctive LGBTQIA individuals you know whether they’ve at any point
encountered any segregation. What ‘s more, remember, separation has occurred and
still occurs ! To cisgender ladies, as well.
It is a request that is profoundly required for our general public today. An authority and
a superb stage for the LGBT’s privileges as a relationship as well as.
“”The manner in which individuals treat you, is an announcement about who they are as
a person. It’s anything but an announcement about you.””
“”Be the change and the expectation for the future, the desire for our kids and grandkids!
Dread nothing and go your way for opportunity, equity and tranquility on earth.””
“”The world is a risky spot to live, not due to the individuals who are underhanded, but
since of the individuals who don’t take care of business.””
? Albert Einstein
“”Envision every one of the individuals living in harmony. You may state I’m a
visionary, yet I’m not alone. I trust some time or another you’ll go along with us, and
the world will be as one.””
– John Lennon
As I would like to think as a student this bil l has its upsides and downsides. Its still a
long procedure to banter by the officials. I can say that this bill needs the balance in the
general public. They need humankind to win not segregation and harassment’s.
Particularly in schools where numerous ch ildren and teenagers experience harassing in
light of the fact that how they act and the manner in which they appear or communicated
their selves in the general public. As they said there are still a few people who don’t
bolster this bill since they don’t generally comprehend its motivation
IV. Counterargument/ Opposing point of view
We needn’t bother with an Anti -Discrimination or SOGIE Equality law since Filipinos are innately
tolerating of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders . Our general public is inherently tolerant
of LGBTs. Confirmation of this would be the numerous Filipino LGBTs who are fruitful in their
separate fields: business, exchange, media, training, design, human services, law, I.T., science and
innovation, expre ssions, the big time and even governmental issues. The appointment of the fair
agent of the main locale of Bataan, Rep. Geraldine B. Roman, is one more approval. The
Philippines has additionally reliably been perceived as one of the gay -accommodating natio ns on
the planet and one of the gay -friendliest in Asia. In numerous families and families everywhere
throughout the nation, LGBTs are acknowledged and adored, with many filling in as essential
providers and parental figures. As a LGBT, I never experienced segregation growing up, regardless
of whether in school or at work. I can say that I am the place I am presently a direct result of
diligent work, discipline, undeniable knowledge and petitions.
These proposed bills, when established into law, might be util ized as instruments to smother or
abuse our opportunity of religion and opportunity to experience our confidence. Enable me to
expand by offering these conversation starters: What will happen to a theological college or
religious community that will mainta in Church laws by rejecting admission to a transgender who
needs to examine and turn into a minister or cloister adherent? What will befall areas and Catholic
colleges that won’t permit or perceive LGBT associations with regards to their order to maintain
Church regulations? What will happen to “”all young men”” or “”all young ladies”” Catholic schools
that won’t acknowledge transgender youngsters as understudies since this would conflict with the
instruction they educate? What will befall Catholic and Christia n workplaces or organizations like
book shops, travel offices, radio stations, broadcasting companies or strict associations that won’t
procure LGBT representatives since it damages their religious convictions? What will befall a
Muslim school (madrasah) t hat vows acquiescence to the Quran and hadith and won’t enlist
transgender understudies who want to be an imam? What will befall a Jewish school that won’t
acknowledge LGBT understudies applying to be a rabbi since Orthodox Judaism forbids it? What
will ha ppen to houses of worship of different groups that won’t utilize LGBTs as ministers in
consistence with their scriptural convictions? In these potential situations, the proposed bills might
be utilized to make legitimate move against houses of worship, mos ques, sanctuaries, strict
networks and religious associations bringing about fines of up to 500,000 pesos or detainment of
as long as 6 years. Advocates of the bill have constantly stated that guaranteeing non -segregation
for LGBTs based on their sexual di rection and sex character won’t reduce or infringe on the
privileges of others. In any case, the reformatory arrangements of the proposed law state generally.
Most likely, we can’t expect the devotees of the incredible strict customs of the world to change
their teachings to suit a law that will damage their major right to unreservedly rehearse the very
religion that they maintain. Compelling composed religion to save or alter its precepts is as
ridiculous as constraining LGBTs to change their sexual direct ion and sex character.