Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is indeed for same-sex marriage, a show of support that goes against the country’s Catholic majority.
“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,” he said speaking to the LGBT community in the city of Davao.
“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”.
According to Yahoo: “His shift will put him at odds with the Catholic Church who have already strongly criticised his bloody crackdown on drugs. The country’s powerful bishops earlier this year voiced concern about any moves to legalise same-sex unions.”