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Sarkozy party MP attacks gay marriage as 'anthropological aberration' akin to incest

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A Member of Parliament from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party caused uproar this week after denouncing homosexuals as over-represented “at the heart of power”, likening gay relationships to incest, dismissing the deportation of homosexuals from France during German occupation of the country in WWII as a “great legend”, and describing homosexuality as a state of “narcissism” built on “a stupid theory of genders”. The controversy caused by Christian Vanneste (pictured) erupted the day Sarkozy officially announced his bid for re-election, and coincided with the president’s dismissal of opening up marriage to gay couples “in these troubled times where our society needs points of reference”. Ellen Salvi reports.

UMP set to expel MP over anti-gay comments

France's ruling UMP party is set to expel one of its MPs who said gay people hold too much sway and who downplayed WWII persecution of gays.