For his answer to the question of whether he could imagine a gay chancellor, Friedrich Merz was criticized on social networks. Now he’s taking a stand on it.

Friedrich Merz was criticized by a number of Twitter users via a video interview with “Bild”. There, the former party leader of the CDU had initially answered “no” to the question whether he had any reservations about a gay chancellor.

The stumbling block, however, was the following sentence: “Sexual orientation is not for the public as long as it is within the framework of the law and as long as it does not affect children. At this point, however, an absolute limit has been reached for me,” said Merz.

Fierce discussions arose

This caused heated discussions on Twitter. CDU member Frank Sarfeld accused Merz: “Equating homosexuals and pedophiles is not only behind 2005, but also arrested in the deepest Stone Age.”

Merz’s press spokesperson, Armin Peter, responded – also on Twitter: ‚ÄúThis allegation is malicious and just plain wrong. Merz said: “Sexual orientation is not a public matter as long as it is within the law and as long as it does not involve children.” So this applies to straight men, gays and everyone else. “

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