Hail to the North! Roman lauds Laoag memo supporting anti-discrimination bill
It seems Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman found some key allies in the northern city of Laoag.
The city government had issued a memorandum prohibiting local politikos from using derogatory terms to refer to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
“This is a giant step in the direction towards gender equality in this country. It definitely upholds the dignity of the members of the LGBT community. Labels do not define who we are. As human beings, we are much more than our sexual orientation and gender identity,” said Roman.
She also congratulated Mayor Chevylle Fariñas for taking the “bold” action to help protect the local LGBT community.
Naks, may equality champs na rin sa Laoag!
[From #TeamG] Statement of Cong. Geraldine B. Roman on Laoag City's Memorandum in support of the Anti-Discrimination Bill: Cong. Geraldine B. Roman, Representative of the First District of Bataan, commended the Laoag City government for prohibiting the use of the terms "bakla," "tomboy," transgender and the like in reference to the members of the LGBT community. Under a Memorandum which was recently released by the City Administrator of Laoag City, all heads of offices and employees of the city are prohibited from using ANY derogatory words to address, call, and describe co-employees who are members of the LGBT community. Any employee of the city hall who is caught violating the Order will be charged administratively for conduct unbecoming, disrespect and insubordination. Roman applauded the Memorandum as one which will stop labelling and discrimination based on gender. Roman, upon hearing of the news from this northern City said, "This is a giant step in the direction towards gender equality in this country. It definitely upholds the dignity of the members of the LGBT community. Labels do not define who we are. As human beings, we are much more than our sexual orientation and gender identity." The solon from Bataan lauded Mayor Chevylle Fariñas and the entire city government for taking this bold action to show support to the Anti-Discrimination Bill.
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