Philippines President Duterte reverses position on same-sex marriage; now supports it

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Alexis Romero writes at PhilStar Global:

Speaking to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Davao City, Duterte said people should not be barred from pursuing things that make them happy.
“I want same-sex marriage. The problem is we’ll have to change the law. But we can change the law,” the president said, referring the Family Code, which states that a marriage is between a man and a woman.
“If that is the trend of the modern times, if that will add to your happiness, I am for it. Who am
I (to stop you)? You know, kung ano ‘yung kaligayahan ng tao, ibigay ko. Bakit mo pigilan (if that makes the people happy, why stop it)? Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passé,” he added.

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