Touchy topic in Parliament - Mr Gay SA

2011-03-16 22:30

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Cape Town - The African Christian Democratic Party on Tuesday scuppered an attempt by the Democratic Alliance to pass a motion in the National Assembly congratulating South African Mr Gay World winner Francois Nel.

The motion, read on the DA's behalf by Gareth Morgan, was to congratulate Nel, who on Sunday became the second South African in a row to be crowned Mr Gay World.

The motion further noted that Johannesburg had been selected to host the 2012 Mr Gay World contest.

However, when the motion was put to the House for approval, the ACDP's Steve Swart objected "on religious grounds".

The Freedom Front Plus reportedly also objected to the motion, but this could not be confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

- SAPA
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