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Alvarez bares possible PDP Senate candidates

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez bared here yesterday afternoon the possible senatorial candidates under the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, the political party of President Duterte, for the elections in 2019.

‘Civil partnership’ and not marriage

There’s a bill in the House of Representatives recognizing, legalizing the unions of members of the LGBT community. It’s called “civil partnership.” Under the bill authored by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, “consenting adults” of either same sex or opposite sex” will enjoy privileges and rights granted to spouses.

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As expected, the Catholic Church welcomed President Duterte’s decision to object to same-sex marriage, although used to support it. For once, bishops agreed with the President.

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines is willing to accept Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman elected to the House of Representatives, as a reservist.

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SAME-sex marriage has long been a controversial issue in the United States (US) and in many other countries in the world. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled by a close 5-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees the right of same-sex couples to get married in all 50 states. It overturned a Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2013, which had declared unconstitutional a part of the Defense of Marriage Act which defined marriage solely as a legal union between a man and a woman. But last Jan. 6, 2016, the Alabama chief justice ordered judges in the state not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It is said to be unclear if Alabama’s judges are following his order.

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House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez’s vow to author a same sex marriage bill has surprisingly divided the House of Representatives that used to avoid even discussing the idea out of fear of political backlash from religious groups opposed to it.

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