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Tue 27 Nov, 2012
By Robert Ingham

it is a violation of a child's human rights

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One of the leading members of the UK Independant Party has caused controvesy by stating that all gay people should be banned from fostering.

Winston McKenzie, cultural spokeman for the group, said that fostering children to gay or lesbian couples was "abuse". Speaking to the Metro he commented: "To say to a child, 'I am having you adopted by two men who kiss regularly, but don't worry about it' - that is abuse".

McKenzie believes "it is a violation of a child's human rights because that child has no opportunity to grow up under normal circumstances."

The party have distanced themselves from McKenzie, especially the Party's London Chairman, David Coburn, who is also gay. "We entirely, wholehearedly support equal rights for couples regardless of their sexuality", he said.

It is just another blow to the party, who recently had three children removed from a foster couple by Rotherham Council because they were UKIP members, and will no doubt harm McKenzie's chances in the Croydon North by-election on Thursday.


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