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Gay UKIP MEP: Gay marriage is ‘false bollocks’ by ‘equality Nazis’ for ‘queens’

October 30, 2014

UKIP MEP David Coburn says same-sex marriage supporters are “equality Nazis”.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, the outspoken politician claimed the reform only matters to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to the Village People”.

Mr Coburn, who is UKIP’s most prominent gay politician but opposes same-sex marriage, managed to clinch the party’s first seat in Scotland during May’s European elections.

He said same-sex marriage was “false bollocks” that “makes a mockery of the holy sacrament of marriage”.

“What you’re doing with the gay marriage issue is you’re rubbing people’s noses in the dirt. Everyone had agreed and been quite happy with the idea of civil partnership, it was all bedded in and people were happy with it, they got used to the idea”.

Mr Coburn continued: “But when you go across the road to pick a fight with someone of faith, that’s not got anything to do with it, that’s the equality Nazis trying to give Christianity a jolly good kicking. You know it, I know it, we all know it – it’s false bollocks, the lot of it.”

“For one word, ‘marriage’, it doesn’t mean that much,” he said. “It’s just for some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and in a big moustache and dance up the aisle to the Village People, quite frankly if that’s the cost of upsetting a hell of a lot of people, then I don’t think it’s a price worth paying.”

In September, Mr Coburn was quoted as referring to Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, as a “fat lesbian” in a private conversation.

The MEP denied making the slur but insisted she was “rather boring”, adding: “She could have been a ten pound gorilla or a rhinoceros, and they [the Tories] would still have clapped her [at the Tory conference]. She’s the only thing they’ve got.” Asked what word would best summarise her, Mr Coburn chose “porridge”.

Mr Coburn insisted that UKIP was a “gay-friendly” party and that he had never felt “uncomfortable” about any controversial statements made by his party colleagues about homosexuality.

He has previously claimed that “neo-right” activists are to blame for same-sex marriage, which he says “breeds” homophobia.

Mr Coburn, who was previously the party’s London regional chairman, declared that same-sex marriage was “unnecessary” while writing for PinkNews in 2012.

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