Tuesday, 3 October 2017
New UKIP Leader Has Stated That LGBT+ Equality Has Gone 'Too Far'
The new UK Independence Party leader, Henry Bolton, has spoken out against LGBT+ equality shortly after winning his leadership position, claiming that children are being 'encouraged' to question their sexuality.
Henry Bolton, a former soldier and police officer, was announced as the new UKIP leader, the fourth leader of the party within the last 18 months, on Friday 29th September. Speaking at a press conference following the announcement, he said that LGBT+ equality had gone 'a bit far'.
'Quite honestly, I think it is getting a bit far when we are encouraging children in some cases to question their own sexuality.' He said at the conference. 'I think that is certainly going too far.'
Henry Bolton would also go on to complain that cisgender people do not have a chance to debate transgender rights.
'What I have a problem with is that we should all have a choice in that debate. If somebody feels that it has gone too far they should be free to express that concern.'
He went on to claim that there is 'an effort to silence any dissenting voice' in discussions of LGBT+ rights, which he feels is not keeping with 'the principle of freedom of speech'.
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