[In the news] Hontiveros confident 18th Congress will pass SOGIE bill -INQUIRER.net

Sen. Risa Hontiveros is confident that the incoming 18th Congress will pass the anti-discrimination bill — or the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Bill.

“While the proposed measure will not pass in this Congress, it has gained new allies and champions,” Hontiveros said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “The concept has also become more mainstream. The tide is definitely turning. I am confident that when we refile the measure in the 18th Congress, it will finally pass.”

Hontiveros said the House of Representatives approved the bill in 2017. But the Senate version experienced delays during the period of interpellation.

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Hontiveros confident 18th Congress will pass SOGIE bill

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