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News: UK

Fri 16 Apr, 2010
By Danielle Carter


We have introduced civil partnerships against a background of great controversy and now it’s very broadly accepted

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

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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.


Harmen says marriage equality is a 'developing area'

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Harriet Harman launched Labour’s LGBT Manifesto, last night, and said that marriage equality is a “developing area”.

Pink Paper have reported on their interview with the MP.

When we asked for her response to the results of a recent PinkPaper.com poll, which showed that marriage equality was the most important issue for gay voters, she told us exclusively: “We have introduced civil partnerships against a background of great controversy and now it’s very broadly accepted.”

But when we pushed for her personal opinion on the issue of granting gay people the same rights as heterosexual couples, she was less committal, simply saying: “I think we’ve still got a long way to go with what we’ve done here. I think that this is a developing area where the boundaries are constantly being pushed forward.”

Despite the LGBT Manifesto promising to “root out” homophobia and discrimination from public services, to tackle homophobic bullying in schools and include same sex relationships in education, there is no mention of further developing marriage equality.



LGBT Labour co-chair Simon Wright, said: "Only Labour can be trusted on equality - the Tories haven't changed. Only Labour will build a future fair for all.”

National Treasurer and Membership Secretary, Daryn McCombe, said: “We’ve fundraised over £13,000 to give to LGBT candidates who are standing for the party across the country.”

 

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