President Duterte supports same sex marriage
Philippine president Duterte supports same sex marriage now supposedly. He told an LGBT crowd in Davao City that he is planning to create an “LGBT commission’ and that he supports same sex marriage in the Philippines.
Now, find me the brightest dito sa Pilipinas ngayon, might be gay or lesbian. You nominate the representative from the LGBT sector,
I support same sex marriage
This is in stark contrast earlier this year where he told another audience that ‘That is their [Western] culture. That’s for them.“That can’t apply to us, because we are Catholics.”
In front of gays Duterte is singing a different tune
Ako gusto ko ‘yung same-sex marriage. Ang problema, we will have to change the law. But we can change the law. I don’t have a problem with man marrying a man
There ere no details given on what the commission would actually do.
Duterte plays both sides of the field
His support for gay rights depends on who he’s talking to. When speaking to the LGBT community he’s in favor but when talking to religious conservatives he’s against it.
It’s also worth pointing out that the Philippines currently has no anti-lgbt discrimination laws nor any legal recognition of same sex unions.
We must continue to come out and show the Philippines that LGBT love is just as valuable as straight love. God made us who we are. We should not be ashamed or afraid.
Lets hope that Rody can understand that.
If Duterte supports same sex marriage of course we are happy but we must also be skeptical. Let us not forget what our mother’s told us. Actions speak louder than words.