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Walesa under-fire for anti-gay remarks

An anti-homosexual outburst by former Polish president Lech Wąłesa during a television interview Friday has been met with a firestorm of criticism by equality campaigners.

Speaking to TVN 24′s ‘Fact after Fact’ programme Friday, the former Solidarity trade union leader, widely regarded by historians as having played a major role in tearing down the Iron Curtain, said “homosexuals should be seated on the backbenches, or even further, behind a wall” in the Polish Sejm (parliament).

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