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Under fire: Lord Maginnis comes in for serious criticism in the report

Under fire: Lord Maginnis comes in for serious criticism in the report

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Under fire: Lord Maginnis comes in for serious criticism in the report

Lord Maginnis's opposition to same-sex marriage is hardly new, but the House of Lords committee report reveals his animosity towards individual gay people.

In emails, overheard exchanges and responses to questions, Lord Maginnis made clear his belief that he was targeted, even being the victim of a conspiracy, by individual MPs because they are gay.

One message to parliamentarians, with the subject heading "Discrimination by Homos", read: "I have, in the past, been nominated by Stonewall as bigot of the year but lost out to a R.C. priest from Glasgow … a bit of a come-down for an Ulster Unionist.


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