David Coburn

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David Coburn is a UKIP MEP for Scotland. He entered the European Parliament in 2014. He stood as a candidate in Falkirk in the 2015 general election.

Same-Sex Marrige

Mr Coburn, who is gay himself, wrote an article for Pink News in which he stated:

'UKIP thoroughly supports equal rights for same sex civil partnerships and equal treatment financially as married couples. As a matter of fact we support the same allowances for gay partners with children as married couples with children.
'Our problem is with the word “marriage”.'

and

'I have always fought for equal treatment and I believe civil partnerships have achieved that. However I think it does the gay community no good whatever to cross the street and pick a fight with people of faith.
'We have for so long been persecuted ourselves that it seems like performing an unnecessary victory roll over a defeated enemy to demand that our perfectly satisfactory arrangements should be called “marriage”. This shows a lack of toleration towards others who look on marriage as a holy sacrament between man and woman.'[1]

Glasgow Skeptics Hustings

Mr Coburn participated in hustings organised by Glasgow Skeptics prior to the 2014 European Parliamentary elections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiZKCUcaCwM

References

  1. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/03/12/comment-marriage-would-be-an-unnecessary-victory-roll-for-gay-rights-david-coburn-argues/

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