Filed under: Noticias | Tags: Alejandro García Padilla, discrimen por orientación sexual, gay bullying, homofobia puerto rico, non-discrimination policy, Proyecto 238
Me rehusaba a hablar del tema/no-tema, pero aquí vamos… En función de mi acostumbrada bronca con los/as compañeros/as del Huffington Post, mis disculpas y si me permiten el atrevimiento de citarles, va como sigue:
“International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are praising Puerto Rico’s decision to advance “sweeping” nondiscrimination measures.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s blog reports that the Puerto Rican House of Representatives approved the bills May 24, which protect LGBT people in employment, housing, governmental services and public accommodations, as well as add sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to the island’s domestic violence laws, respectively.
Anti-discrimination bill SB 238 and HB 488, the domestic violence measure, now move to Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, who has vowed to sign them into law, according to the Washington Blade.
“The Puerto Rican LGBT community has endured an epidemic of anti-LGBT violence that has taken more than 35 lives in the past three years,” the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Executive Director Rea Carey said in a statement. “Nonetheless, this community has continued to stand strong in the face of adversity and today can celebrate this glorious victory.”
Ahora en espera de nuestro inarticulado mandatario, a ver cuanto posterga la aprobación del dichoso proyecto. Viene Puerto Rico, pa’ atrás ni pa’ coger impulso. Enhorabuena boricua!
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