The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

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#1 The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

Postby fountainhall » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:49 pm

The Catholic Church holds great sway in the Philippines although many Filipinos take parts of its doctrine with a large handful of salt. Now its President, the awful Duterte who sanctions illegal killings but is no fan of the Church, has stated to an LGBT meeting that he is in favour of gay marriage. He has even claimed some members of his own family are gay and that he himself had once toyed with the idea of being bisexual.

"I am for (same) sex marriage if that is the trend of modern times," he said. "If that will add to your happiness, I am for it . . . Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passe," he said, adding that "there will be no oppression" during his term in office and that his government would recognise the LGBT community's "importance in society".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12 ... -marriage/

Will he be true to his word? Who knows? After all it is not so long ago that he was frequently quoted as being against gay marriage. I would not put money on it!

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#2 Re: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

Postby Jun » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:33 am

From recent experience, there would be no shortage of Filipinos looking to hook up with a farang.

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#3 Re: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

Postby thewayhelooks » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:16 am

Since their dear leader is as mad as a meataxe, I wouldn't start ordering a wedding cake just yet. Toyed with the idea of being bisexual. Jesus wept.

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#4 Re: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

Postby GWMinUS » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:11 am

Opening the Philippines to Gay Marriage would be a great step for the future.
But as Jun says, Most Pinoy Guys are looking to marry a man from outside the Philippines...
And often it is not for Love; it is for an opportunity to move overseas...

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#5 Re: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

Postby fountainhall » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am

It will never happen in our lifetimes. The Church holds far too much sway over the lives of most Filipinos.


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