Members of the LGBTQ community at a pride march in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Photo: AFP
Members of the LGBTQ community at a pride march in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Photo: AFP

Same-sex union bill filed in largely Catholic Philippines, put forward by former film star Senator Robin Padilla

  • The measure proposes giving same-sex couples the right to obtain a valid license for a civil union, and to be afforded inheritance and adoption rights
  • President Marcos supports moves to fight discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, but public sentiment for same-sex civil unions has been negative

Members of the LGBTQ community at a pride march in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Photo: AFP
Members of the LGBTQ community at a pride march in Manila calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Photo: AFP
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