Polish MP Robert Wegrzyn apologized
Thursday for comments he made while discussing marriage options for
gay men and lesbians, Reuters reported.
Wegrzyn, a 42-year-old married father
of two, said his response to a TVN24 reporter's question about civil
partnerships was supposed to be humorous.
“We can forget about gay men, but I
would gladly watch lesbians,” Wegrzyn, a member of the center-right
Civic Platform (PO), said on Wednesday.
“Human nature, human beings are made
in such a way that we should live in a partnership according to
nature. If somebody wants to live differently, that's his problem
but he should not flaunt it.”
Women's groups quickly condemned the
“I am sorry if this joke insulted
anybody because it really could have sounded sexist. That was not my
intention,” he said.
“My views on relationships between
two people are unchanging and conservative but this does not mean I
am a homophobe or discriminate against anybody.”
“I oppose discrimination against
anybody on grounds of sexual orientation,” he added.
Anti-gay sentiment in the Roman
Catholic stronghold remains high and politicians and church leaders
routinely speak out against gay people.
than 2,000 police officers, some in riot gear, were needed to protect
revelers last year as Warsaw hosted EuroPride.