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Nicky Morgan, who voted against gay marriage, says homophobia is sign of ‘extremism’

Nicky Morgan, who voted against gay marriage, says homophobia is sign of ‘extremism’

UK’s Equalities Minister and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has suggested homophobia could be a sign of ‘extremism’.

The Conservative politician has said teachers should be aware of students who are ‘intolerant’, saying it could be likely that they could be groomed by terrorist groups.

About potential signs of extremism, she said: ‘It could be for example, as we’ve seen, sadly [ISIS] are extremely intolerant of homosexuality’.

When asked if all homophobes were ‘evil’ and whether any person who disagrees with same-sex marriage was about to go join ISIS, she declined to comment.

Speaking to reporters, Morgan added: ‘It could trigger a thought [in a teacher].

‘It would depend very much on the context in which that was being discussed.’

Her comments come as England and Wales schools are trying to fight students being swayed by radicalists. Last month, a teen was told he’s facing jail for wanting to go to Syria and join ISIS in order to kill gay people.

Last year, Morgan claimed she regretted opposing same-sex marriage.

‘I wish people had come forward earlier to say that: “Actually, we’d like you to support it”.’