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.
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