Belgian minister wants anti-gay Primate replaced

By Stephen Gray, Pink News

One of Belgium’s deputy prime ministers has called for the anti-gay head of the Belgian Catholic Church to be replaced after he questioned the government’s right to decide issues of marriage and sexuality.

Primate of Belgium André-Joseph Léonard said he did not approve of government using the ‘majority rule’ principle to decide issues of great social importance like the definition of marriage and the “difference between men and women”, Dutch-language Deredactie reports.

Deputy Premier Laurette Onkelinx said in response that she disliked “provocation against democracy” and said the people of Belgium, who have Europe’s only openly gay male Prime Minister, “deserve another representative”.

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