Out Leadership’s snapshot of the current state of affairs for LGBT+ people, through the lens of international business. The Business Climate Score score is out of ten possible points, and is based on ten independently verifiable indicators of the legal, cultural and business context for LGBT+ people.
a. Same sex activities
b. Same sex marriage and civil unions
c. Anti-discrimination provisions and direct LGBT+ ordinances
d. Transgender rights and recognition of name/sex changes on legal documents
— The Supreme Court has ruled that Filipino citizens do not have the right to legally change their sex on official documents (driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, Social Security records, etc.) if they are transsexual and have undergone sexual reassignment surgery. The Supreme Court said that if a man, now anatomically a female, were to be allowed to legally change his sex it would have “serious and wide-ranging legal and public policy consequences”, citing the institution of marriage in particular.
e. Legal recognition of name/sex changes on documents for intersex individuals
f. Treatment of LGBT+ activism/protests
g. Public viewpoints on LGBT+ matters
A survey regarding acceptance of homosexuality was conducted in the Philippines in 2013, and the acceptance rate of the result was around 73 percent. This shows that the Philippines society does not actually really discriminate people who are LGBT+, instead the law and government do and restrict their acceptance in the society. Filipinos with higher education standard expressed greater acceptance rate.