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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind on gay marriage.

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“Mr Duterte clarified that he had “nothing against gays”, saying several of his relatives were homosexual.

The controversial politician had previously appeared supportive of LGBTQ rights, saying in 2015 that same-sex marriage was “good”.

But he is otherwise known for his conservative views especially on crime.

He has waged a much-criticised war on drug users and dealers leading to thousands of extra-judicial killings.

“There is no gender because you can be a he or she… That’s their culture. It does not apply to us. We are Catholics and there is the Civil Code, which says that you can only marry a woman for me… a woman to marry a man.

“That’s our law so why would you accept that gender?” he said.

“Wherever God placed you, just remain there. Do not mix it up… You erase the great divide between a woman and a man,” he added.

‘Everyone deserves to be happy’

Mr Duterte had previously said that same-sex marriage was “good”

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