Italy’s deputy prime minister calls gay parents ‘unnatural’ and surrogacy ‘a horror’
The Italian deputy prime minister has called same-sex parents ‘unnatural’ and vowed to keep all families heterosexual.
Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader of the Northern League party, has risen to popularity on the back of rhetoric against migrants, Islam and the European Union.
Soon after becoming deputy prime minister in June alongside Five Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, the two nationalist politicians tried to appoint anti-LGBT+ journalist Marcello Foa as the head of public broadcaster Rai.
In an interview with Catholic news outlet La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Salvini expressed his strong opposition to same-sex parents, equal marriage and surrogacy.
The 45-year-old populist figurehead, who is also the country’s interior minister, was asked about same-sex marriage, to which he responded: “My position is firmly against.”
by Josh Jackman, pinknews.co.uk, August 13, 2018
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