FORMER Wannon Katter Party candidate Tess Corbett, who likened homosexuals to paedophiles, is due to face court on contempt proceedings.
She made the comments during an interview on the federal election campaign trail in 2013 and was later found to have engaged in homosexual vilification under the Anti-Discrimination Act.
She was ordered to publish an apology in the Sydney Morning Herald but has not yet done so.
Anti-Discrimination campaigner Garry Burns commenced civil contempt proceedings against Ms Corbett in the New South Wales Supreme Court in December.
“My public interest work is not about punishing individuals; it is about educating people in powerful positions of their responsibilities to not make pernicious public statements that have a capacity or effect of inciting ridicule, contempt or hatred against homosexual Australians,” Mr Burns said.
He is seeking Ms Corbett be fined. The motion is listed for February 15.