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Polish MP Reprimanded For Homophobic Civil Unions "Joke"

RWegrzyn Poland's ruling Civic Platform party today reprimanded and fined member MP Robert Wegrzyn for a homophobic joke he made about civil unions.

Asked about the policy by a local news station this week, Wegrzyn replied, "We can forget about gay men, but I would gladly watch lesbians."

He went on, "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.”

Wegrzyn apologized following a wave of outrage from women's and gay groups, and insists it was all a "joke."

I am sorry if this joke insulted anybody because it really could have sounded sexist. That was not my intention. 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.

His colleagues weren't laughing, though. Tomasz Tomczykiewicz from the Civic Platform party said they'll fine him an unspecified amount for the "silly" and "irresponsible" remarks.

If Wegrzyn's looking for more friends, though, perhaps he can hook up with former Colorado Lt. Sheriff Jeff Egnor. They have about the same sense of humor.

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  1. Yes, actually, it does mean you're a homophobe and discriminate against people.

    Thank you for playing, anyway.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Feb 10, 2011 3:16:07 PM

  2. Typical non-apology. "I'm sorry if what I said made you mad, because it could possibly have been construed as rude. And I still believe what I said." It's never just "Sorry for being an ass. I'll try to improve."

    Posted by: kevinintexas | Feb 10, 2011 3:28:43 PM

  3. Unfortunately, Wegrzyn's comments are quite common even amongst liberals here in the USA. There seems to have been this developing attitude over the last 20 or so years that lesbians are "hot" and gay men are "gross". It's a double standard that is the result of liberalism.

    Liberalism promotes porn. Porn has a bisexual double standard. It influences attitudes in a way that is counter-productive to our rights.

    Posted by: brian | Feb 10, 2011 3:41:53 PM

  4. shutup Brian ...err Jason

    Posted by: unruly | Feb 10, 2011 3:56:21 PM

  5. @ Brian: Do please blow it out your ass. Thank you.

    Posted by: Rich | Feb 10, 2011 4:03:53 PM

  6. There is a double standard, but in practice lesbians have as many (or little) rights as gay men. So it's really irrelevant.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 10, 2011 4:21:09 PM

  7. Brian, I'm in serious doubt that your medications are working anymore. Probably your Depakote needs to be upped.

    Posted by: Danny | Feb 10, 2011 9:53:28 PM

  8. Interesting, huh? This wouldn't happen in the US b/c of free speech, but should 'speech' be protected when it comes to Gov't officials obviously stating things contrary to the Constitution?
    If the comment were made about, once rejected, mixed race marriages, what would be the response from Americans?

    Posted by: pete N sfo | Feb 10, 2011 10:00:26 PM

  9. This guy sounds like Tiger Woods, renowned homophobe bigot.

    Posted by: wimsy | Feb 11, 2011 11:29:16 AM

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