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Philippines: Lawmaker seeks to ban same-sex adultery but says he is not anti-gay

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  1. The answer is to remove ALL ‘religious’ concepts from laws – adultery being just one of them. I’m looking forward to a ‘humanist’ world where consenting adults can lead their lives without any state interferrence.

  2. GingerlyColors 9 Aug 2013, 11:28am

    In a perverse way Edcel Lagman is trying to bring in equality but the Philippines will be better off without any adultery laws. The Philippines is probably unique in being the only non-Muslim country where adultery is criminalized.

  3. theycantdothat 9 Aug 2013, 11:52am

    There is some sort of logic behind the move, but much better to decriminalise adultery.

  4. I dont undestand why this could be seen as anti-gay if it is just bringing the act of adultery with someone of the same gender in line with that of a person of the opposite gender.

  5. ‘There is no divorce in the country’ – seriously? I had no idea the Philippines was so backward. I wonder what happens with its Muslim citizens.

    It’d be interesting to know if it’s proposed that the penalties for women who “commit adultery” with other women will still be heavier than for men with men, or if it’ll be the other way round.

    What a minefield. Just bring in civil marriage and divorce and everything would be so much easier.

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