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VB struggles with stand on gays

16 May 2007

BRUSSELS – The far-right anti-immigration party Vlaams Belang seems to be wrestling with its standpoint on homosexuality, De Morgen reported today.

At the party conference recently VB announced it was returning to its ultra-conservative roots, but in an interview with the newspaper of the Erasmus college in Brussels VB security advisor Bart Debie said he supported gay marriage.

Debie also implies that the party leadership may come out with a more nuanced stand on the issue.

Party leader Filip Dewinter however says that this is just wishful thinking on Debie’s part.

Spokesperson for Dewinter Philippe Van der Sande says he sees homosexuality as “an immature form of sexuality.”

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Subject: Belgian news