Feb 13, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
A Republican politician has compared legalising LGBT rights to providing legal protections for paedophiles.
The West Virginia Republican Delegate Tom Fast made the comments in his arguments against an amendment to a bill to ban discrimination against gay couples.
The amendment had been added to a bill which would allow Uber to operate in the city.
“Once homosexual, bisexual and transgender behaviour is elevated to a protected status, there is nothing to stop bigamy, pedophilia or any other sexual practice from receiving the same protection,” the lawmaker said.