Paraguay’s New President Apologizes for Anti-Gay Remarks

CartesParaguay's new president Horacios Cartes, who in the days before the election said he'd shoot himself in the balls if his son was gay, called support of same-sex marriage the same as believing in the end of the world, and compared gay people to monkeys, apologized for thos comments on Monday, the AP reports:

Cartes also referred to anti-gay comments he had made, saying: "I have no shame in apologizing to those who felt offended for an expression of mine with respect to same-sex marriage."

During the campaign, Cartes said marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

"Everyone should live within the rules. If not, we'd be like the monkeys that swing in the trees," he said.


  1. SayTheTruth says

    Paraguay stance regarding homosexuality is somehow similar to that of Muslim countries. Opposed on speech but very kin to do it in private. The popular lore explains it by attributing it the big imbalance of male population after a big local war. Reality is it’s a trait derived from a more lax attitude toward sex from the guaranitic cultures. So don’t worry, gay times will come to Paraguay too.

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