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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #23 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(17.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (82.2%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #32 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(40.1%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (24.9%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #34 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(43.5%) Disagree
Agree (37.3%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #12 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(24%) No
Yes (73%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #10 out of 39 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(26%) No
Yes (73%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #26 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(38%) Not a good place
Good place (58%)

By The Numbers

25%
Filipino LGBTQ workers experienced harassment from employers and superior officers
33%
Filipino LGBTQ workers experienced harassment from co-workers
60%
Filipino LGBTQ workers have been subjected to offensive slurs and jokes in the workplace
61%
Against
21%
Support
(Rappler, 2018)
71.44%
For the LGBT community or part of it
15.87%
Against the LGBT community

History

Homosexual activity in Philippines

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Homosexual activity in Philippines is legal.

Current status
Legal
The only article that may apply to LGBT is Article 200 of the penal code which cites "serious sexual misconduct", but there were never any laws against homosexuality.

However it is still partially illegal in the Marawi city for its Muslim residents.
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Until Jul 27, 2018
Ambiguous
Homosexuality has always been legal in the Philippines. However, it is still partially illegal in Marawi City due to the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
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Same-sex marriage in Philippines

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Same-sex marriage in Philippines is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Aug 4, 1988
Unrecognized
Legalization pending. Law makers say denying gay marriage is unconstitutional. Same sex weddings do happen in The Philippines and can be blessed, but just not registered. Civil unions pending.
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Current status
Since Feb 2, 1987
Unrecognized
Marriage in the Philippines is defined as a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law. Furthermore, the Philippine Supreme Court rejects the petition to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Jan 1, 1987–Aug 4, 1988
Not legal
The Philippines does not recognize any form of same-sex union under any circumstance. The Philippine Supreme Court has also denied and dismissed the petition to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Until 1987
Not legal
The Philippines does not recognize nor provide any legal rights for same-sex marriages nor unions in any way. The Philippine Supreme Court rejects a petition to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Until 1987
Not legal
The Philippines does not recognize nor provide any legal rights for same-sex marriages nor unions in any way. The Philippine Supreme Court rejects a petition to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Philippines

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Philippines is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Philippines, there are no laws restricting to discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Philippines

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Right to change legal gender in Philippines is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 2007
Ambiguous
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–Sep 14, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
transrespect.org
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Until 2007
Illegal
Filipinos who undergo gender re-assignment surgery are not permitted to change their legal gender per a supreme court ruling in 2007.
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Until 2007
Illegal
Filipinos who undergo gender re-assignment surgery are not permitted to change their legal gender per a supreme court ruling in 2007.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Philippines

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Philippines is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
The Philippines does not recognize nor allow people to legally change "x" gender on their passports and other legal documents.
Sources:
manilatimes.net/2020/12/27/…~:text=Philippine%20laws%20do%20not%20recognize,ground%20of%20sex%20reassignment%20surgery.&text=The%20Supreme%20Court%2C%20through%20Chief,change%20his%20gender%20even%20judicially.
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Until 2007
Ambiguous
There is no law concerning non-binary gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Philippines

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LGBT discrimination in Philippines is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Sep 16, 2003
Illegal in some contexts
There are some local discrimination protections for LGBT people. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill pending nationwide.
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Jan 26, 2001–Sep 16, 2003
No protections
Although certain regions of the Philippines have anti discrimination laws but they are not being widely and properly enforce nor followed. Though LGBT rights groups around the country demand the passing of the Equality Bill.
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Until Sep 16, 2003
No protections
Although the Philippines may have some anti discrimination laws but they are still widely unenforced and widely not being practiced. These laws are still not present in all parts and places of the Philippines and government authorities rarely enforce and follow these laws
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LGBT employment discrimination in Philippines

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LGBT employment discrimination in Philippines is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Sexual orientation only
The Magna Carta for Public Social Workers assures protection from discrimination, including sexual orientation and sex, but does not specify gender identity.
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Until Jan 1, 1987
No protections
Majority of Philippine companies and corporations are still majority against nor accepting towards LGBTQ+ people. The Magna Carta ruling which took place still isn't being widely nor properly enforced in all parts if the Philippines.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Philippines

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LGBT housing discrimination in Philippines is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Sep 16, 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Philippines

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Same-sex adoption in Philippines is single only.

Current status
Single only
Unsure of date
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Serving openly in military in Philippines

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Serving openly in military in Philippines is legal.

Current status
Since 2009
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Philippines

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Blood donations by MSMs in Philippines is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Men who have had sex with men are never allowed to donate blood.
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Conversion therapy in Philippines

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Conversion therapy in Philippines is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not banned. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Philippines

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Equal age of consent in Philippines is equal.

Current status
Equal
Unsure of date
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