Peru congressman inspired by Hitler to block gay civil unions

Ruben Condori Cusi says he was inspired by Hitler’s Mein Kampf to block a bill that would have seen same-sex couples legally recognized for the first time in Peru. 

A Peru congressman has said he was inspired by Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf to block civil unions for same-sex couples.

Ruben Condori Cusi, a congressman for the right-wing Nationalist Party, made the comments to Arroba Radio saying that Hitler wasn’t wrong about everything.

‘I read Mein Kampf by Hitler … and in some parts he’s right, because some types of misconduct are generated by a certain kind of life,’ Cusi said.

‘Homosexuality is more or less a kind of misconduct.’

Cusi went on to say men and women should only have certain roles in life and lesbians were only that way because they hated men.

‘Washing, ironing, cooking, is unique to the female gender … a woman only becomes a lesbian out of resentment [of men],’ he said.

However Cusi said if he discovered he had a gay son he would try to ‘understand them and support them, but would try to ge them to reform.’

The bill, which was put forward by the first openly gay Peruvian lawmaker Carlos Bruce, was killed by the Congress’ Justice and Human Rights Committee in a vote of 7 to 4 with 2 abstentions.

For trying to get same-sex couples recognized for the first time in Peru, he was publicly called a ‘maricon,’ or faggot, by a prominent Catholic Bishop over his efforts.

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