Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that same-sex marriage is “regressive.” In an appearance at the Cambridge Union in the UK on Sunday (June 17), the 93-year-old leader railed against same-sex unions. He claimed: “I don’t understand this gay marriage. Marriage is about producing children. Gay marriage, do they get children? What do they do? They adopt children and things like that. “Today, the institution of marriage has been discarded, almost. No marriage, no family. What are we going to be?” He added: “To us, this is a regressive way of thinking. Simply because you think people are free to do what they like.