Fianna Fáil councillor refuses to apologise over comments claiming lesbians having babies is “gross”
Today the Irish Sun revealed a recording of comments made by Roscommon County Council Paddy Kilduff.
In the recording, Kilduff is heard discussing the marriage referendum.
He can be heard saying, “Personally I won’t be voting for it and the reason I am not voting for it – no problem with gays and lesbians – but the problem I have is with the children. We have enough problems with children being adopted and they’re going back looking for their parents, they’re going to have some job when two men adopt a child.”
He went on to say:
“They won’t know who’s who and when you have two women having babies and artificially inseminated… It’s gross, it’s gross. So I won’t be supporting it anyway, so you can take that back to Dublin.”
His speech received a rapturous applause from the audience.
Kilduff refused to speak to the Journal saying:“I won’t be making any comment whatsoever.”
Similarly, when pressed by The Sun for an answer on whether he still stands by his remarks and believes that lesbians having babies is “gross” he said: “I am very, very sorry, I won’t be making any comment”
He then said, “I want to make it clear that I’m not anti-gay, I have many gay and lesbian friends. I just think civil partnership was enough. My issue is with gay couples having the same family rights as a man and woman.”
Fianna Fáil has distanced themselves from the councillor since the recording came to light. Party chiefs have said the councillor was speaking in a “personal capacity”.
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