Catholic Bishops Oppose LGBT Protections In The Philippines


Catholic bishops have raised concerns about a proposed bill in the Philippines that would ban all forms of discrimination, including any based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Members of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) are protesting that the protections would violate their alleged religious right to discriminate against LGBT people, and one of their lawyers even claimed that under the law, a priest could be jailed for 25 years for refusing to perform a same-sex marriage. (HT: Queerty.)