Fiji: PM says gays should go to Iceland and stay there

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has said LGBTI people in the Pacific island nation should go to Iceland and stay there. Bainimarama was responding to Shamima Ali, co-ordinator of the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center, who had called on the government to legalize gay marriage. 

‘Tell Shamima Ali, there will be no same-sex marriage in Fiji,’ he said in a televised interview, ‘Not in her lifetime and not in ours.’ If two women want to marry, ‘they should go and have it done in Iceland and stay and live there.’

Ali condemned Bainimarama’s statements: ‘It’s extreme homophobia and really total disrespect for a community in Fiji.' Read more via Gay Star News