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06:05 | 27th April 2017

News: UK

Wed 17 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


If we form the next government, we intend to entrench the progress made on gay equality, and to move the agenda forward. If there is a need for new laws, we will consider them.

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Openly gay Tory frontbencher Nick Herbert has made his actions clear on how he and his party will embrace the LGBT community and hope to leave the homophobic past behind.

Herbert, who represents Arundel and South Downs, will discuss the fact that his party drove away many voters with their previous stance on homosexuality and how they hope to entice them back with the work they will be doing to look after the LGBT community.

The Tory Party brought in Section 28 back in 1988, a law that banned local authorities from portraying homosexuality in a positive light which resulted driving gay voters away. Leader, David Cameron recently apologised for the law.

It was also revealed that if the Party wins the majority of the next election, they could have as many as 15 openly gay MPs serving, which would be more than Labour. However, the Labour still believes that the Tory party still has a "deep strain of homophobia".

If elected, the party is looking to work closely with prejudice and bullying within the LGBT community.

The BBC, has reported that he will say the following when he gives his speech at Cato Institute in Washington DC, where he will discuss his actions within the gay community and telling the Amercian Republic Party to embrace the LGBT community:

The topic for his speech is: "Is there a place for gay people in conservatism and conservative politics?"

He will say:

Conservatives should always believe that everyone should have an equal chance in life, regardless of any other factors, and that they should not be discriminated against.
In the UK, all three major political parties are now assuring gay people that it's safe to vote for them.
Typically, far from taking pleasure in this new consensus, the Left has greeted it with dismay.
For over a decade they have sought to build a client state, where groups are beholden to their generosity. And now they want to open up 'clear pink water' between themselves and the Conservative Party...
But we self-evidently have changed... The truth is that there are millions of people who we drove away but who share our values and want to join us.
If we form the next government, we intend to entrench the progress made on gay equality, and to move the agenda forward.
If there is a need for new laws, we will consider them.
We will take the strongest stand against the homophobic bullying of children in schools, as we should take a stand against all bullying - and we will not allow our support for faith schools to undermine that stand.
We will insist on action against hate crime where gay people are the victims, as we should insist on action against all hate crime which incites fear and violence.
We will speak out when countries abuse the human rights of gay people, as we should speak out when any human rights are abused.

 

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