Knesset Speaker Rueven Rivlin said Monday that he believes the Israeli public is not ready to approve of same-gender marriage and that the current national trend is not one that would lead to its approval, Army Radio reported.

He made the comments at the Knesset’s annual gay pride session.

According to the report, members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community in attendance responded to his statement with shouts.

Rivlin told the participants they were “too sensitive,” to which activist Gal Uchovsky said that yes, the community is sensitive, adding “We’re homosexuals!”

MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) added that only a handful of MKs show up to the session and that the time has come for the Knesset “to grow up.”