Welsh Assembly Member Gareth Bennett has stormed out of plenary after being banned from speaking in the Senedd chamber over comments he made about the transgender community.
Presiding Officer Elin Jones said Mr Bennett had refused to apologise for the comments and therefore wouldn't be allowed to speak on matters until he did.
It comes after the UKIP member caused outrage amongst his peers and members of the transgender community after making comments about the rights of minority groups.
Speaking in the Senedd yesterday, the member who represents South Wales Central, said that granting more rights to a particular minority group will negatively impact on the rights of the majority of people in society.
During his speech, gasps and heckling could be heard by other Assembly Members after he also stated that there needed to be limits to minority rights, namely those of transgender people.
There is only so much deviation from the norm that any society can take before that society completely implodes and if we carry on down this road of appeasing the nuttiest elements of the transgender movement, then what we will face as a society within a very short space of time is total implosion.
He made the comments in relation to proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which hopes to make it easier for trans people to become their desired gender and the gender they feel they are.
Cat Burton is transgender and has been championing transgender rights and diversity for a number of years.
She spoke to ITV Cymru Wales about Mr Bennett's comments.
I can't believe how ill-informed he is. People in a position of transitioning who are already experiencing adverse public reaction because they are fairly obvious don't need people to stir up hatred against them and I certainly think that speech did just that.
LGBTQ campaign group, Stonewall, has also reacted to Mr Bennett's comments, stating he was 'demonstrating narrowminded bullying behaviour'.
It is disappointing that UKIP’s Gareth Bennett has singled out trans people as somehow less deserving of human rights than others. It is particularly worrying that he chooses to demonstrate such narrowminded bullying behaviour in the chamber of our National Assembly.
Following Bennett's dismissal UKIP Wales leader Neil Hamilton said his party was a 'minority whose rights need to be protected'.
I have had a frank exchange of views with the Presiding Officer this afternoon and we will have a further meeting over the recess. UKIP is a minority whose rights need to be protected as well. We were elected to confront the Cardiff Bay consensus and political correctness and will continue to do so.
It led to a fellow UKIP member stepping down from running in the Assembly Elections.