Retraction: Filipino President Does NOT Support Gay Marriage
Malacanan Palace has denied that Philippines President Benigno Aquino III supports same-sex marriage, following widespread media reports last week that he had. On Thursday they said:
"President Aquino is not ready to tackle the issue of gay marriage for now. We have so many problems in the government. I think we would like to address concerns on poverty and corruption before anything else."
Pressed for a date for Aquino to announce his stand on the matter anytime soon, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda said: "That answer is ambiguous. He is not ready to discuss the issue of gay marriage."