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Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

(Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military […]

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

(Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists, who described the move as a “mockery of justice”. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former […]

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, expressed his support for same-sex unions yesterday (Sunday), after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Speaking at a gathering of LGBT people in his hometown, Davao City, Duterte vowed to protect the rights of homosexuals, and invited […]