• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Philippines ranks #10 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(26%) No
Yes (73%)

History

Homosexual activity in Philippines

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
Legal
The only article that may apply to LGBT is Article 200 of the penal code which cites "serious sexual misconduct"
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Same-sex marriage in Philippines

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Current status
(since Aug 4, 1988)
Not legal
Legalization pending. Law makers say denying gay marriage is unconstitutional. Civil unions pending.
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Aug 4, 1988–Jul 19, 2018
Unrecognized
Legalization of Gay unions and gay marriage pending. currently under debate in the Philippine supreme court.
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Right to change legal gender in Philippines

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Current status
(since 2007)
Illegal
Filipinos who undergo gender re-assignment surgery are not permitted to change their legal gender per a supreme court ruling in 2007. Individuals with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a very rare gender disorder, are permitted to change their gender
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Jan 1, 2007–Jun 14, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
No
Sources:
transrespect.org
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Same-sex adoption in Philippines

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Current status
Single only
Unsure of date
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LGBT discrimination in Philippines

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Sep 16, 2003–Jun 7, 2018
Illegal
According to ILGA.
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Current status
(since Sep 16, 2003)
No protections
There are no nation-wide discrimination protections for LGBT people.

On October 17, 2012, Cebu City approved an anti-discrimination policy.

On September 25, 2014, Philippine province, Agusan del Norte, passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects people irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Philippines

?
Current status
(since Sep 16, 2003)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Philippines

?
Current status
(since Sep 16, 2003)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Philippines

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Current status
(since 2009)
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Philippines

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Jan 1, 1986–Jun 22, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Legalization pending.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Men who have had sex with men are never allowed to donate blood.
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Equal age of consent in Philippines

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Current status
Equal
Unsure of date
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Conversion therapy in Philippines

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Current status
Not banned
Not banned. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Sources:
No
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