Thursday, 25 September 2008
The Government has “sleeper” ministers in various departments monitoring gay rights, Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has said.
Another Government Minister, Angela Eagle*, promised that “deeper rights” for homosexuals would be included in the Equality Bill, which is expected to place new requirements on public bodies to promote equality.
Miss Eagle also said that the decision of an employment tribunal to uphold Lillian Ladele’s right to be exempt from performing civil partnerships “does not seem to be equal access to me”.
The two ministers were speaking at a fringe meeting of the Labour Party conference, organised by LGBT Labour (a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Labour supporters).
Miss Harman also said that the upcoming Equality Bill could present problems for faith schools, but insisted that “cultural views” must not be allowed to cut across “absolute rights”.
The Christian Institute has raised concerns about how the Bill may impact religious liberty.
The rest of the article is here
“Ms Eagle, who had helped draw up the 2004 legislation that made her big day possible, originally met Ms Exall at Peckham Labour Party meetings. They have been together for 18 years.”
I wonder what her ideas about “deeper rights” for homosexuals will entail and will her “new requirements on public bodies to promote equality” mean even more anti-family/anti-childhood legislation from a Government that lives and breathes in order to destroy what was once a fairly decent society?