Ipinukol ng Department of Justice (DOJ) sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ang responsibilidad na magbalangkas ng polisiya para maprotektahan ang mga lesbian, bakla, bisexual at transgenders o LGBT laban sa diskriminasyon.
Sa kanyang tatlong pahinang opinyon, sinabi ni Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, salig sa Articles 2(2) at 26 ng International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) kung saan isa sa mga signatory ang Pilipinas ay karapatan ng LGBT na mabigyan ng pantay na proteksyon sa ilalim ng batas.
"The law shall prohibit discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any grounds , such as race , colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,property,birth or other status." under the said international pact, ani Gonzalez.
Pinunto pa ng Kalihim na ang polisiyang may kaugnayan sa human rights at constitutional guarantees ay sakop ng kapangyarihan ng CHR at Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC).
Sa kabilang banda, kung sa usapin naman ng questions of legislation ay bahala na umano ang mababang kapulungan ng Kongreso dito.
Scientific researchers specializing in human sexuality have shown that homosexualityis genetic.
Scientific research publications from October 2004 and June 2008 stated that scientists have found that women tend to have more children when they inherit the same genetic factors linked to homosexuality in men. This fertility boost more than compensates for the lack of offspring fathered by gay men, and keeps the “gay” genetic factors in circulation. A lead researcher said "You have all this antagonism against homosexuality because they say it's against nature because it doesn't lead to reproduction. We found out this is not true because homosexuality is just one of the consequences of strategies for making females more fecund" and that their findings offered "a solution to the Darwinian paradox and an explanation of why natural selection does not progressively eliminate homosexuals."
A 2005 study reported genetic scans showing a clustering of the same genetic pattern among gay men on three chromosomes - chromosomes 7, 8, and 10. The regions on chromosome 7 and 8 were associated with male sexual orientation regardless of whether the man got them from his mother or father. The regions on chromosome 10 were only associated with male sexual orientation if they were inherited from the mother.
A study from 2006 said that researchers have known for years that a man's likelihood of being gay rises with the number of older biological brothers, but the new study found that the so-called "fraternal birth order effect" persists even if gay men were raised away from their biological families & that "the research suggests that the development of sexual orientation is influenced before birth." The older-brother effect was constant regardless of whether the men were raised with natural, adopted or stepbrothers. It also didn't matter if they weren't raised with their biological mothers.
Stanford biology professor Joan Roughgarden points out in her book Evolution’s Rainbow that most homosexual activity in the animal kingdom serves a fundamentally social purpose. Japanese macaques, for instance, live in female-only societies, arranged in rigid hierarchies. Power and cohesion are established through lesbian couplings, which can last up to four days and seem to prevent violence and aggression. Among many species, in fact, gayness seems to facilitate complex societies. One species of bird has males, females, and “marriage brokers” of a third gender, there to keep the species perpetuating. As adolescents, male bottlenose dolphins perform a kind of oral sex on one another—or in threesomes or foursomes—in rituals that create lifelong friendships and defense partnerships against sharks and other predators.
Now, consider other animals. In most animal societies, not all animals are allowed to...
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