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Only Alejano opposes same-sex unions in TV senatorial forum

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:33 PM

In CNN Philippines' senatorial forum, 7 other bets support same-sex unions

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. LGBTQ members light candles as they gather outside the Supreme Court in Manila on June 19, 2018 for the on-going oral arguments regarding the petition for same sex marriage. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage, Merkel votes against

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The reform grants full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany have been allowed since 2001 to enter so called civil unions

MARRIAGE RIGHTS. This file photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows activists stretching a giant rainbow banner in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, during a demonstration calling on the Russian President to put an end to the persecution of gay men in Chechnya.  File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

British gay woman launches rights appeal in Hong Kong

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The woman known to the court only as QT was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same sex partnership

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 26, 2016 shows participants of Hong Kong's annual pride parade walking through the streets with a large rainbow flag.  Major international finance institutions in Hong Kong made a landmark intervention on June 7, 2017 in the case of a gay couple struggling to get their rights recognised by the city's courts. / AFP PHOTO / Aaron TAM

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Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Minority lawmakers oppose same-sex unions in PH

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says a same sex couple locked in a kiss in a wedding ceremony is not pleasant to look at

AGAINST. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (left), Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza (2nd from right), and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr (right) explain why their bloc opposes same-sex unions. Only Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (2nd from left) support it. File photos by Rappler

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

Same-sex civil marriage bill may 'divide' House – minority lawmakers

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Legislators agree that the bill Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to file will spark an intelligent deliberation on LGBT rights at the House of Representatives

LGBT RIGHTS. A couple kisses during the 22nd Manila Pride March in June 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

South Korea court rejects same-sex marriage

May 25, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Kim Jho Gwang Soo and Kim Seung Hwan the most high profile gay couple in South Korea fail to get legal status for their marriage

epa03659071 A South Korean worker with South Korean flag on a high flag pole in Seoul, South Korea 27 March 2013. The South Korean flag design represents balance, as in yin and yang, with the varied black markings symbols representing earth, sun, sky and moon. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

Man of faith

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:30 PM

He is a Christian and even if to be a Christian means to love each other as you love thyself Manny will never stand for it

Ang kalupitan ng tropang Pacquiao

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hindi ko pwedeng bigyan ng respeto ang mga taong ginagamit ang relihiyon upang apihin ang kapwa para bigyan ng katuwiran ang mga maling kaisipan

April 14, 2015, Los Angeles,Calif. Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and strength coach Justin Fortune for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.   Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Chris Farina/ Top Rank

Dear Manny: X users react

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:49 PM

X users share their take on Manny Pacquiao s comments forgiving him and the judgment of the online community

Gab Valenciano on Manny Pacquiao, same-sex unions

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Gab asks people to forgive Manny for his comments on same sex unions He also airs his own stance on same sex unions

GAB VALENCIANO. The artist voices out his views on Manny Pacquiao's statement on same-sex unions. Screengrab from Instagram/gabvalenciano

Senatorial bets: Different stands on same-sex unions

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Some of those running to be lawmakers disagree with Pacquiao s barb against gays unions but are themselves opposed to such relationships or have no opinion on the issue

CAUGHT IN CONTROVERSY. Filipino boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao at the campaign launch of the opposition party led by Vice President Jejomar Binay on February 9, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why did Nike drop Pacquiao?

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:51 PM

This isn t the first time that the company has dropped athletes or expressed their stand on LGBT rights

Pacquiao posts, then removes, scripture on gay couples ‘put to death’

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The boxing icon and congressman who is facing an international backlash over his statement on gay couples may have added more fuel to the fire with his latest move

Manny Pacquiao, religion and bigotry

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Many of us celebrate the religiosity of our society But when left unchecked religiosity fosters bigotry

Boy Abunda to Manny Pacquiao: 'You do not own my humanity'

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:22 AM

I am not begging Manny Pacquiao for dignity I am not begging you for respect I am not begging you for my humanity because you do not own my humanity that s my birthright

BOY ABUNDA. The talk show host airs his views on Manny Pacquiao's comments on same-sex unions. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Binay defends Pacquiao: 'He's very God-fearing'

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Asked about his position on same sex marriage Vice President Jejomar Binay says I take the position of the Catholic Church

PEOPLE'S CHAMP. Boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao addresses UNA supporters at the campaign launch of the opposition party led by Vice President Jejomar Binay on February 9, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Feb 16, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Pacquiao cites scripture to clarify same-sex couple remark

Feb 16, 2016 - 12:31 PM

I m not condemning anyone but I m just telling the truth Pacquiao says in an Instagram post

Pacquiao: Couples in same-sex unions ‘worse than animals’

Feb 16, 2016 - 11:03 AM

UPDATED Several senatorial bets of the Poe Escudero slate took a swipe at Pacquiao for his negative comments

BACKLASH. Manny Pacquiao's controversial comment on same-sex marriage draws flack from the LGBT community. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

On same-sex unions, LP bets Roxas, Robredo differ

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Should government adopt same sex unions as a policy?

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DIVORCE. The LP's presidential and vice presidential bets weigh in on the controversial issues of same-sex unions and divorce in the Philippines. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Ireland gay marriage law comes into force

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Existing same sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland while other couples can now submit their intention to marry

‘YES!’ People reacting to results coming in from constituencies around Ireland suggesting an overwhelming majority in favour of the referendum on same-sex marriage, in Dublin, Ireland, 23 May 2015. Photo by Aidan Crawley / EPA

Gay marriage signed into law in Ireland

Oct 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The Presidential Commission today signed the Marriage Bill 2015 into law the president s office says in a statement paving the way for the first weddings within a month

People react to results coming in from constituencies around Ireland suggesting an overwhelming majority in favor of the referendum on same-sex marriage, in Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2015. File photo by Aidan Crawley/EPA

German upper house symbolically backs gay marriage

Jun 13, 2015 - 12:08 AM

The German cabinet approved rough draft measures to extend the rights of same sex couples but faced criticism for not going further and permitting full gay marriage

Rome mayor defies law to register 16 gay marriages

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:16 AM

The prefecture of Rome later annuls the registrations which are illegal under Italian law as Italy does not recognize gay marriage

SAME-SEX UNIONS. Rome's mayor, Ignazio Marino (C), poses with a gay couple after he registers their marriage on October 18, 2014 at the city hall reception room in Rome. Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Nigeria gets first visit from UN rights chief

Mar 13, 2014 - 6:54 AM

UN human rights commissioner Navi Pilay went to Nigeria for a 3 day visit trying to encourage the government to protect and promote basic freedoms

CBCP surveys Filipinos on contraception, gay unions

Dec 22, 2013 - 2:40 PM

Filipinos can fill out the survey online and make their voices heard at the Vatican

First gay couple registers for Uruguay marriage

Aug 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

A gay couple registered Monday to marry in Uruguay a landmark step since the country became the second in Latin America to recognize same sex unions

GAY MARRIAGE. Two gay men kiss during an act on the streets, as Uruguayan legislature approved the "Equal Marriage" law, in Montevideo on April 10, 2013. A gay couple registered to marry in Uruguay on Monday. AFP PHOTO/Miguel ROJO

Gay marriage legal in Britain after royal assent

Jul 17, 2013 - 10:19 PM

UPDATED This paves the way for the first same sex weddings in 2014