Philippine

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

MANILA: Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila on Saturday calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines’ top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban. Many of the marchers acknowledged they faced an uphill struggle in the conservative, largely Catholic country where even divorce is illegal. “We […]

Philippine court upholds guilty verdict on US Marine in transgender woman’s killing

Philippine court upholds guilty verdict on US Marine in transgender woman’s killing

by: Agencies     MANILA, PHILIPPINES:  The Philippine Court of Appeals has upheld a guilty verdict on a US Marine for killing a transgender woman nearly three years ago, a case that stirred debate over the US military presence in its former colony. A lower court had found Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of […]