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Alba Party sees controversy after anti-LGBTQ+ comments

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Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party in Scotland has come under fire after candidate Margaret Lynch falsely accused Stonewall Scotland and LGBT Youth Scotland of campaigning to lower the age of consent.

At Alba’s Women’s Conference on April 10, Lynch reportedly claimed that the two LGBTQ+ groups were advocating for reducing the age of consent to 10,  as they are members of ILGA World, which aims to “eliminate all laws and policies that punish or criminalise same-sex intimacy”, but does not campaign for lowering the age of consent.

Following her comments, ILGA released a statement confirming that it “categorically, and in no uncertain terms, does not advocate to eliminate or lower the general age of consent, nor supports paedophilia in any way,.

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