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Duterte sides with Catholic Church on same-sex marriage

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is against same-sex marriage during a meeting with the Filipino community in Myanmar on March. (Photo by Rene Lumawag)

 

Joe Torres, Manila
Philippines

March 21, 2017

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has voiced opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage, in a rare display of agreement with the Catholic Church.

The culture of other countries where "there's no gender" and one "can be he or she" is not applicable in the Philippines, he said.

"That [same-sex marriage] won’t work for us. We're Catholics," he said in a speech before the Filipino community in Myanmar on March 19.

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