Manny in ‘gays are an­i­mals’ row

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BOX­ING star Manny Pac­quiao has sparked a row in the Philip­pines af­ter say­ing peo­ple in same-sex re­la­tion­ships “are worse than an­i­mals”.

Pac­quiao, who is run­ning for a Se­nate seat in his home coun­try, made the re­mark in a video posted on a lo­cal elec­tion web­site.

He also said an­i­mals are bet­ter than peo­ple be­cause they recog­nise the dif­fer­ence be­tween males and fe­males.

Among those slam­ming the com­ments was gay co­me­dian and tele­vi­sion host Jose Marie Viceral who tweeted that les­bian, gays, bi­sex­u­als and trans­gen­ders are hu­mans, not an­i­mals. .

Dan­ton Remoto, of the LGBT group Lad­lad, said Pac­quiao’s com­ments showed he had a shal­low un­der­stand­ing of is­sues im­por­tant to the LGBT com­mu­nity.

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