Angara wants to criminalize all forms of discrimination

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sonny Angara has filed a measure that seeks to penalize all forms of discrimination.   Senate Bill No. 137, or the Comprehensive Anti-Discriminatory Act of 2019, identified 13 "acts of discrimination" that Angara sought to penalize with jail time of up to six years and fine of up to P500,000.   As a general rule, the bill said, discrimination based on the following "protected attributes" is prohibited: age, racial or ethnic origin, religious belief, political inclination or conviction, social class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, marital or relationship status, disability, HIV status, health status o...

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