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10:12 | 22nd October 2017

News: UK

Tue 13 Mar, 2012
By Darren Waite

Latest Headlines

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle


EasyJet offers free flight to Pope (Plus Speedy Boarding)

Budget airline EasyJet yesterday offered to fly Pope Benedict XVI to the UK following the recent controversy surrounding his viewpoints on British Equality laws and estimated cost of his visit.


Anger of The Sun gay minister survey

The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.


Harman confirms discrimination law bid dropped

The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman has confirmed.


Ben & Jerry’s joins Stonewall to say ‘I do’

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Ben & Jerry’s joins Stonewall to say ‘I do’
to equal marriage

Ice cream re-named ‘Apple-y Ever After’ to show support
New Facebook app asks supporters to ‘marry’ each other

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up with Stonewall to launch a new Facebook app and an Apple-y Ever After flavour in support of equal marriage. The new app asks Facebook users to ‘marry’ someone of the same sex to show their support for equality. Ben & Jerry’s will also be renaming its Apple Pie flavour to Apple-y Ever After to make sure its customers know about the consultation.

Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty said: ‘We’re truly moved by Ben and Jerry’s support for equal marriage in Britain.

All people want is to call their long-term relationship by the same name as everyone else. Our strong advice to those who disapprove of same-sex marriage is just not to get married to someone of the same sex.’

Ilaria Ida, Ben & Jerry’s European Social Mission Manager, said: ‘This is a proud day for Ben & Jerry’s when we can show our support for a cause that’s at the core of our values.’

Stonewall’s campaign for equal marriage is supported by the leaders of all three main political parties. This year Stonewall published a draft Parliamentary Bill to extend the legal form of marriage to same-sex couples, which it hopes will be included in the Queen’s Speech in May. Information about Stonewall’s campaign for equal marriage – including the draft Bill – can be found online at www.stonewall.org.uk/what_we_do/parliamentary/5714.asp

Ben & Jerry’s have launched a mini-site to promote Apple-y Ever After and their campaign supporting equal marriage, at www.benjerry.co.uk/our-values/appleyeverafter

 

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