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Erin Tañada: Fight for human rights is fight for rights of LGBTQ+

Aug 10, 2018 @ 18:09

Former Quezon 4th District representative Erin Tañada said the fight for human rights is also a fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Quezon politiko made the remark amid his call to the Senate to pass the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill.

Tañada said many members of the LGBTQ+ community have a hard time getting employed because of their sexual preference.

“Many are not accepted in companies simply because they are perceived to be different. We forget that regardless of SOGIE, we are all the same—not only human beings, but Filipino citizens who are given the same rights that should be upheld equally for all,” he said.

“When we fight for human rights, we also fight for SOGIE equality,” Tañada added.

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