Hannah Bardell, a gay member of Scottish Parliament said a peer called her a “queer.” She plans to report him for a hate crime, Scottish publication The Herald reported.
Bardell accused Lord Ken Maginnis, an independent unionist, of abusing security staff, and calling her a “queer,” and according to The Herald and Huffpost, Maginnis didn’t deny it. He told Huffpost he isn’t annoyed by “queers like Ms Bardell.” He said she was after him because he opposes gay marriage.
“I think everybody who heard about that was shocked by the comments that he is reported to have made and has not denied,” Jacob Rees-Mog, commons leader told The Herald.
Maginnis called gay marriage “unnatural and deviant behaviour” in 2012, The Herald reported.