Anne Curtis shared her thoughts about the SOGIE Bill after the intense hearing.
The passing of the SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity or expression) Bill is still being discussed in the senate but the topic has divided citizens and politicians.
With the heated discussion, Anne Curtis couldn’t help but voice out her personal opinion about the issue. She stood by her claim that she supports equality, having been a vocal advocate of the LGBT+ community for years now.
The It’s Showtime host admitted that she feels sad that such bill should be made due to discrimination.
“I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ Community and have been open about that for years. I have friends and family who are part of this community and whom I love very much.
“It breaks my heart and saddens me that people are so against the passing of the bill when in fact, it all boils down to equal rights as HUMAN BEINGS... but sadly because of discrimination, a bill like this has to be made.... because, instead of kindness, compassion, respect and UNDERSTANDING it has come to a point where they need this bill to protect their rights as human beings. Equality is all they seek for. Equality regardless of what gender they identify as or how they choose to express themselves and equality as human beings and citizens of this country... just like all of US,” she wrote.
Back in 2016, she also emphasized the importance of equality despite people’s gender preference.
“We are all the same. We are all human beings who deserve a chance and equal opportunities in life. May it be for work, life or love we should be given equal rights.”
Anne’s co-host Vice Ganda recently made headlines when he called out Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III regarding his statement about being called a ‘woman.’
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“If you are a man, you will never be a woman, no matter what you do, because you cannot reproduce. You cannot give birth, you do not have ovaries. You will never be a woman. So this, to me, the SOGIE bill is a bill against women’s rights,” the senator said.