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Whole community being let down by offensive remarks - McKay

27 April, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said it is unacceptable for Ian Paisley Jnr to stand over offensive remarks made in relation to the gay community. 

The North Antrim Westminster candidate said; 

"The disgraceful remarks of Ian Paisley junior in relation to the gay community caused pain and hurt when they were first made. 

"That has been reinforced now by him stating that he stands by those offensive remarks. 

"It is unacceptable for a public representative to make such remarks in the first place but to then stand over them is outright bigotry. 

"The people of North Antrim deserve better than these outdated and discriminatory views. 

"The whole community is being badly let down by these remarks from a public representative. 

"The election on May 7 is an opportunity for people to make it clear to reject these offensive views and vote for progressive politics and equality."

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