Former Ulster Unionist MP Ken Maginnis has quit the party after 50 years. The party leadership had distanced itself from Mr Maginnis when he referred to gay marriage as “unnatural and deviant behaviour”.
He later insisted he stood by his remarks, referring to “unnatural physical acts” by “deviants”.
“These are people that seem to take some pride expressing their particular rights. I disagree with those rights and that deviance,” he added.
Party leader Mike Nesbitt and senior party members were clearly embarrassed by his attack and today he said it was time to leave.
Ken Maginnis Quits Ulster Unionist Party After Controversial Comments (RTE News)
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THE ULSTER Unionist Party has stated remarks by party member Lord (Ken) Maginnis about the “deviant” practice of homosexuality do not reflect party policy.
Lord Maginnis, the former MP for Fermanagh-South Tyrone triggered calls that he should be censured after he commented on BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan Show about proposals to legislate for gay marriage in Britain.
Lord Maginnis said he opposed gay marriage because it was “unnatural” and he did not believe society should “have imposed on it something that is unnatural”.
Pink is the new orange.
Maginnis remarks on gay people ‘not UUP policy’ (Irish Times)