Ai-Ai delas Alas against same-sex marriage, declines attending gay friends’ weddings
Actress and comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas opened up about her views on same-sex marriage, stating that she supports same-sex relationships but not gay marriage.
“OK lang sa akin ang magmahalan, same-sex. Pag-ibig ‘yon eh,” Delas Alas, a devout Catholic, said at a press conference for her upcoming movie “D’Ninang.” A clip of her response is posted on YouTube channel Rider PH Studios.
“Pero ‘di ba nasa Bibliya ‘yon, na ang babae para sa lalaki, ang lalaki para sa babae.”
(I am OK with loving someone of the same sex. That is love. But isn’t it in the Bible that a woman is for a man, and a man for a woman.)
“Wala akong against sa pagmamahalan ng same-sex, oo naman siyempre, nadaanan ko lahat ‘yan,” she said.
(I have nothing against same-sex love, of course, I went through all that.)
She also mentioned that she has several gay friends, but does not attend their weddings when they invite her.
“Umo-oo ako pero hindi ako uma-attend,” she admitted. “‘Di ako naniniwala diyan, pero mahal ko kayo kaya eto ang pakimkim, ito ang chorva.”
(I say yes, but I do not attend. I do not believe in it, but I love you that’s why here is your gift.)
The actress’ sentiments come after the Supreme Court denied with finality a petition to recognize same-sex marriage in the Philippines on Monday, Jan. 6.
Delas Alas lauded the Supreme Court’s decision on her Instagram.
Thirty countries and territories—mostly in Europe and the Americas—have national laws on same-sex marriage, as per American think tank Pew Research Center in October 2019. Taiwan is the only state in Asia that has legalized same-sex marriage. /ra
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