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The Prime Minister Of Fiji Wants Gay Citizens To Get Married In Iceland — And Stay There

“Fiji does not need that rubbish.”

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Fiji's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, has been quoted saying that if a woman in Fiji wants to marry another woman, "they should go and have it done in Iceland and stay and live there."

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According to Radio New Zealand, the prime minister's comments came in response to the head of the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Shamima Ali, asking if Fiji would be legalizing same-sex marriage anytime soon.

“Not in her lifetime and not in ours,” said Bainimarama. “Fiji does not need that rubbish."


But the fact remains that same-sex marriage is legal in the wasteland that is Iceland and is still banned in Fiji.

Shamima Ali said the PM's comments showed "extreme homophobia and really a total disrespect for a community in Fiji."