‘PH not yet ready for same-sex marriage’

By: Inquirer.net June 21,2018 - 08:55 PM

Malacañang on Thursday said the Philippines is not yet ready for same-sex marriage even as the Supreme Court has already begun holding oral arguments for a petition to legalize it in the country.

In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, “There is a right time for these kind of issues. I believe that the Supreme Court and the country are not yet ready for same-sex marriage.”

Roque commented that same-sex marriage may still be “too revolutionary” for the Philippines.

On Tuesday, the SC started holding oral arguments over a bid to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines.

On Wednesday, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed hope that the SC would favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

The group said granting the petition for same-sex marriage would allow the Philippines to have equal marriage laws.

However, Roque said HRW is “detached from what’s happening in the Philippine Supreme Court.”

“Dahil ang tingin ko po yung mga deklarasyon ng mga justices, eh parang mahirap na mailusot itong kasong ito,” he said.

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