Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Amid pressure from the powerful Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), a bill to legalize same-sex marriage has passed in the legislature of this predominantly Catholic country.
This stunning development came just days after countries the world over celebrated LGBT Pride with parades and festivals. June is considered Pride Month, commemorating the Stonewall riots in New York City, an event that many consider to be the birth of the modern-day LGBT freedom movement.
It was a unanimous vote in both houses of Philippine Congress. Representatives and Senators voted to declare the bill DOA, or “dead on arrival.” The proposal ‘passed away’ without even making it out of committee.
As expected, the CBCP praised this monumental Congressional development and commented on the dead bill, saying “R.I.P.”