UK Equality Minister Featherstone: We Have a Plan for Gay Rights

Written by scott on September 22nd, 2010

Liberal Democrat junior equality minister Lynne Featherstone said today that the coalition government has a “long-term” strategy for equal rights.

Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool today, she said was “proud” of yesterday’s successful motion calling for marriage equality and promised that the government would tackle homophobic bullying, protect gay parents and use Britain’s influence abroad to encourage an end to homophobic laws.

She added that the government would get its policies “in order” on gay and lesbian asylum seekers fleeing persecution. Ms Featherstone also attacked Labour’s record, saying the party which legalised civil partnerships had turned equalities into a “burden”.

Full Story from Pink News

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