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Wells’ position no longer tenable – McGuinness

24 April, 2015 - by Martin McGuinness


Jim Wells' position as Health Minister is no longer tenable following his slur on gay couples, Sinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has said.

"Jim Wells' attack on the LGBT community was reprehensible and completely unacceptable from someone holding the position of Health Minister.

"I accept that he is under pressure as a result of his wife’s serious illness and I acknowledge that he has apologised.

“However I think those words will ring hollow when judged against the DUP's opposition to marriage equality, its support for a ban on blood donations from gay men and opposition to adoption by gay couples.

"His position as Health Minister is clearly no longer tenable and the DUP leadership should now reflect on that.”

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