House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is proposing a bill that will benefit not just same sex couples who want to marry but even opposite sex couples who are scared of marriage.
Alvarez will file a bill during the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress that will allow civil unions for both same sex and opposite sex couples.
“ganito tatalakayin din natin yan yung mga taong ayaw magpakasala pero gustong magsama sa ngayon kasi walang batas. di natin napoprotekatahan yung karapatan ng couple magpapasa tayo ng civil union na batas kung saan yun ang magggovern ng relationship nila “
this bill will govern property rights, custodial rights over children and even adoption rights for childless couples. “kahit di sila kasal ano yun right to inherit right to support atbp (in case of emegrency) oo saka meron kang obligasyon na suportahan ang aprtner mo (adoption rights) yes tama yan pwede sila mag adopt nung mga halimbawa same sex di pwede mag anak yan pwede sila mag adopt.”
in effect, this would be genderless, Alvarez said, “genderless oo same sex oppoisite sex at ayaw magpakasal kasi takot.”
Alvarez also said that these civil unions can also be dissolved under his proposal. “yes of course”