President Rodrigo Duterte went back on last year’s campaign promise to push for same-sex union when he cited the Philippine Civil Code in March to say marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Photo: EPA

Why denial of a political voice means gay rights in the Philippines remain in the closet

Reuben James Barrete says religious and moral prejudices, coupled with U-turns by lawmakers, show true acceptance for the LGBT community in the Philippines will be elusive without access to political dialogue

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President Rodrigo Duterte went back on last year’s campaign promise to push for same-sex union when he cited the Philippine Civil Code in March to say marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Photo: EPA
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