Updates on Anti-Discrimination Bill September 26, 2006Posted by lagablab in Anti-Discrimination Bill, campaigns, LGBT News.
Here are some updates on the Anti-Discrimination Bill (SBN1738 and HB634):
- In Senate, the office of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla asked the Committee on Rules to have SBN1738 referred to the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, which is now chaired by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. The Committee on Rules has not responded to the request yet and it is not clear still if the Enrile’s Committee will organize a new hearing for the bill or just use the proceedings from the Labor Committee hearing;
- The House of Representatives, meanwhile, is poised to approve AKBAYAN Rep. Etta Rosales‘ HB 634. The House and Senate versions are identical;
- Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, will launch an global campaign for the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Bill. AI-Pilipinas has worked closely with LAGABLAB for the Stop Discrimination Now! campaign. Earlier, two other international organizations, the Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, have expressed support for the enactment of the Anti-Discrimination Bill.