UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
The Scotsman reports yesterday he said: “Civil partnerships should be enough. Gay marriage breeds homophobia as people are happy enough to tolerate gay people.
“I don’t see the point of crossing the road to pick a fight with people of faith.”
Mr Coburn was previously the party’s London regional chairman.
UKIP remains opposed to same-sex marriage.
The freight firm owner said he would “probably” push for the decriminalisation of drugs.
He said last night: “On drugs, the criminalisation of it is like alcohol prohibition in Chicago; it breeds crime. My view is that it should be treated as a health problem and I’d probably decriminalise it.”
The Scottish Government has said the first same-sex weddings will take place in the country later this year.