Polish MP Robert Wegrzyn might face a
reprimand and fine for comments he made while discussing marriage
options for gay couples, the AP reported.
Wegrzyn apologized on Thursday, saying
his remarks to a TVN24 reporter's question about civil partnerships
were 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 condemned the comments,
prompting the 42-year-old married father of two apologized.
“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.
Tomasz Tomczykiewicz, PO's
parliamentary leader, called Wegrzyn's comments “stupid” and
Tomczykiewicz has filed a formal
complaint asking that Wegrzyn be punished and fined.