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Polish Lawmaker Robert Wegrzyn’s Joke About Lesbian Sex Gets Him Booted From Political Party

Imagine if American political parties booted their members for making anti-gay remarks: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann would all have to find a new party to call home. But in Poland, the center-right Civic Platform party has booted lawmaker Robert Wegrzyn from its roster after his February remarks about how he’d totally be into watching two ladies get it on, but not two dudes.

The remarks came when Wegrzyn was asked his position on civil partnerships. “We can forget about gay men [having the right to mary], but I would gladly watch lesbians,” he responded, and later apologized for it (“My views on relationships between two people are unchanging and conservative but this does not mean I am a homophobe or discriminate against anybody”). Whether he’s sorry for arguing gays “flaunt” their sexuality, I’m not sure. But it was enough to anger his party’s members, who voted to oust him. He’s appealing.

This, from a country that until 2010 was led by President Lech Kaczynski, who viewed homosexuality as the plague of society.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Apr 4, 2011
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  • 8 Comments
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      awesome.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lonnie
      Lonnie

      Imagine if American queers stopped lying and pretending that only Repubublican politicians are homophobic. Now, that would be hilarious.

      Has the Democratic Party kicked Fred Phelps out? Know the fucking party you dare to defend.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @Lonnie: Fred Phelps is a joke who hates everyone. And I know plenty of homophobic Democrats, so no surprise there, but that party does a hell of a lot more for us than the Rethuglican’ts ever did or ever will. No denying that.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican
      Gay Republican

      @Lonnie: Fred Phelps is one of their own! Democrats take care of their criminals.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      Republicans are good at that too. Dick Cheney has a great pension plan.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fuzzy
      fuzzy

      Are you sure they suspended him for being homophobic, or just being homophobic in public? Or even, *gasp*, being disrespectful of women? I’m not saying I’m sad he got nailed for that joke, but don’t give credit where it might not be due. 89% of Poland thinks gay couples shouldn’t have the right to adopt. That’s pretty damning.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      Got news for you dude. You’re the definition of a homophobe.

      Apr 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darek
      Darek

      Not true, it wasn’t anything about gay marriege at all – he said: ‘Z gejami to dajmy sobie spokój, ale z lesbijkami, to ch?tnie bym popatrzy?’ – which can be translated to English as: ‘Forget (or leave alone – Polish language has many synonims) about gays, but with lesbians, I would willingly watch’
      Learn Polish first then try to cure our ‘homophobic’ politicians ;)
      It wasn’t even interview, it was just a joking between politician and reporter (from TVN network – which is known as most cheap news seeking station)

      Apr 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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