Duterte expresses support for same-sex marriage; considers creating LGBT commission

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said that he is in favor of same-sex marriage, just as he also said that he plans to create a commission for the LGBTQI community. Duterte has flip-flopped on his support for marriage equality in the past. In 2015, he said that same-sex marriage is “good” because “everyone deserves to be guaranteed happy.” But two years later, he changed his tune by saying that the Philippines should not be forced to adopt the mindset of the West, which has been tolerating same-sex marriage.