8 Apr 2019

No same sex marriage under FijiFirst

7:35 pm on 8 April 2019

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has reiterated that there will be no same sex marriage in Fiji as long as FijiFirst remains in power.

FBC News reported Mr Bainimarama saying there had been a lot of talk on social media about the issue and that there was speculation some churches supported the idea of same-sex marriage.

However, Mr Bainimarama said it must be made clear to everyone that Fiji was a God-fearing country and that same-sex marriage would never happen in Fiji.

Mr Bainimarama has caused international outrage for homophobic remarks in the past.

In 2016, he suggested same-sex couples should move to Iceland, where it's legal, labelling marriage equality "rubbish."