Duterte on gay marriage: “That’s for them. That can’t apply to us, because we are Catholics”

Duterte on gay marriage: “That’s for them. That can’t apply to us, because we are Catholics”




Taiwan recently made headlines for being the first Asian country to legalize same sex marriage.
And it would seem that a ripple effect has been felt in Asia since it was done a few days ago.

What are the chances of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte backing a same sex marriage in the country?
Pres. Duterte and his cabinet (photo credit to owner)

Answer: None.
It might be remembered that one of his campaign promises was for to allow same sex marriage.

In an interview with Time Magazine in 2017, he stressed that the Philippine was then and is now still a bastion of of Roman Catholicism, which opposes same-sex marriage.
“That is their culture,” he said, referring to other countries where the American magazine circulates. “That’s for them. That can’t apply to us, because we are Catholics,” Mr. Duterte said in a lengthy speech on to the small Filipino community in Myanmar.

The President further adds:
“And there is the civil code, which states you can only marry a woman for me, and for a woman to marry a man. That’s the law in the Philippines.”
    
He further stressed that: “Wherever God has placed you, stay there.” He noted that no one was empowered to “erase the great divide between a woman and a man.”

Aside from the Vatican,the Philippines id the only nation in the world that disallow


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