26/05/2020 | Writer: Yiğit E Korkmaz

İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor İmamoğlu said "we have a responsibility to protect the freedoms of homosexuals, but our society is not ready to allow gay marriage yet" in a program that he participated in.

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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu participated in the program "40 with Jülide Ateş" and answered the questions posed to him.

When asked about the headlines of "Ekrem İmamoğlu designs a project to legalize gay marriages" of discriminative newspapers and the hate khutbah of the Religious Administration of Turkey, that came after last year's discussions about the establishment of a gender equality commission in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, İmamoğlu responded as follows:

“Well, I respect the freedoms and try to support people’s process regarding their own lives in the sense of freedoms. My title dictates me to do that. Of course, we have a responsibility to protect the quality of life and the fundamental freedoms of our homosexual citizens. The ones that preceded me had this responsibility as I do, and the mayors that will come after me will have such responsibility, as well as the ones that run this country. But I find it important to say that our society is not ready regarding the legalization of gay marriages.”

Tags: human rights