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Robinson outburst outrageous - Martina Anderson MLA

7 June, 2008

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights, Martina Anderson MLA has described comments by DUP, MLA Iris Robinson as 'outrageous' and said that the DUP MLA should reflect on the hurt and inflammatory nature of her comments.

Martina Anderson said:

"I find Iris Robinson's remarks to be outrageous and homophobic. As a public representative it is unacceptable that Iris Robinson labels any section of society as being 'abnormal' and in need of Psychiatric care.

"It is not the first time that a member of the DUP created general hurt among the gay and lesbian community with their insensitive and ill-though out comments. I think that such an outrageous comment by Mrs Robinson calls into question her suitability as Chair of the Assembly Health Committee.

"I call on Iris Robinson to withdraw her comments and apologise for the hurt that her intemperate outburst has caused." ENDS

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