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Pauline Hanson has clashed with 2Day FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O over the issue of gay marriage in her first interview since announcing her return to politics.
The former One Nation leader, who plans to stand in this year's federal election, invoked the Diggers in her argument against same-sex marriage and urged listeners to ''think of the children''.
The hard fact is at the end of the day someone’s got to pay the price for [gay marriage], people have to understand what happened in the past to discover this land, the diggers that fought for us
She also warned that ''someone [will] pay the price'' if gay marriage becomes legal.
Pauline Hanson Photo: Simone De Peak
''The fact is I don't agree with gay marriages, or gays adopting children or [having] in vitro fertilisation,'' she told the hosts, adding that she has ''a lot'' of gay friends who support her stance.
When Jackie O criticised her views as ''old-fashioned'', Ms Hanson replied: ''It's wonderful that people have opinions and views on these things but the hard fact is, at the end of the day, someone's got to pay the price for all this. People have to understand what happened in the past to discover this land; the Diggers that fought for us.''
Sandilands then asked her, ''Didn't they fight for us to be free – so that we can all have gay sex?''
''It's not for me, Kyle,'' Ms Hanson replied.
''It's not for me either,'' Sandilands said, ''[but it's] treating people like second class citizens; if they want to get married, let them get married.''
When Ms Hanson warned that gay marriage could result in homosexual couples having the ''right to adopt children'', it led to the following exchange:
Jackie O: ''But they should be able to have children, Pauline.''
Ms Hanson: ''But then you look at the child. Have they been asked? You have a man, and then you have a woman that's what it's all about. You think of the children as well.''
Jackie O: ''Your old-fashioned views . . . your generation won't be around in 20 to 30 years' time . . .''
Ms Hanson: ''And I'll be quite happy about that too because I don't like the way the world is going.''
Sandilands then asked Ms Hanson if she had ever been in a lesbian relationship, to which she replied, ''I can't even believe you're asking me that question.''
In announcing her return to federal politics earlier, Ms Hanson said there was no ''representation'' of Australian life and people in Parliament.