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Duterte supports same-sex civil union, says Malacañang

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Allowing civil unions, which would provide legal rights for same-sex couples, is acceptable to President Rodrigo Duterte while same-sex marriage is not, says his spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President interact with their supporters upon their arrival at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga for the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected Punong Barangays of Central Luzon on June 12, 2018. ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Only 2 in 10 Filipinos favor same-sex marriage – SWS

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in March 2018 also show that opposition to same-sex civil unions is strongest in the Visayas and 'among single men who are widowed/separated/divorced'

LOVE FOR ALL. Same-sex civil unions is still widely rejected in predominantly Catholic Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2018

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

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FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues to defend two laws he wants Congress to pass. File photo

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez among President Rodrigo Duterte’s key allies in Congress also makes good on his promise to push for civil unions for both same sex and heterosexual couples

BETTER MARRIAGES? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, himself split from his wife, says allowing couples the option for the 'dissolution of marriage' makes for happier unions. Rappler photo

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Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Lawmakers are also expected to approve the proposed supplemental budget for the rehabilitation of Marawi City

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia (center) details the House of Representatives' legislative agenda in the next months. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

WATCH: Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico's civil union in Argentina

May 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Solenn opens up about the wedding in Argentina which got everyone talking in 2015

Roman: 'Sky will not fall' if same-sex civil union bill is passed

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman a transwoman says it s about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same sex couples

LGBT RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman is also a co-author of the anti-discrimination bill. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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May 12, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Italy issues green light for gay civil unions

May 11, 2016 - 11:30 PM

While the civil unions bill is being hailed as a landmark some are disappointed as it falls short of full equality for gay couples

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 13, 2015 shows heart shaped balloons are pictured near the Colosseum during the Gay Pride Parade (LGBT) in Rome. Italy's parliament on May 11, 2016 gave a green light for the introduction of gay civil unions in the last major Western country not to legally recognise same-sex relationships. Lawmakers in the lower-house Chamber of Deputies voted 369-193 in favour of a vote of confidence in the government which makes final approval of the divisive civil unions bill automatic.  / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Anger as Italy cooks gay civil unions bill

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Last minute marathon talks rage within the upper house of parliament all day to reach a deal on a fresh version of the law after stiff Catholic opposition over attempts to give adoption rights in some cases to gay couples

Supporters of the bill 'Cirinna' to be voted at the Italian Senate allowing gay civil unions, demonstrate on February 21, 2016 at Piazza Duomo in Milan. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Italy is the last major Western country not to allow same sex couples legal status

SAME-SEX CIVIL UNIONS.The shape of a heart with an equal sign and a small allarm clock bearing the same symbol is held by a supporter of same-sex civil unions during a demonstration in Rome's Piazza delle cinque Lune on January 28, 2016. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy breaches human rights by blocking gay marriage: European court

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:53 PM

A European court rules that Italy breached the human rights of 3 gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognized form of union

‘I DO.’ Same-sex couples wait to register their civil union at Rome's city hall on May 21, 2015 in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi / AFP