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Gay marriage: UK should send a positive message to the world

FOLLOWING a passionate speech he gave last October in the House of Lords in which he linked the persecution of millions of gay people to the spread of AIDS, Lord Fowler this week told fellow peers that they should support equal marriage because:

Parliament should value people equally in the law, and that enabling same-sex couples to marry removes the current inequity.

Religious groups attack EU gay survey – before it's even published

IT ISN'T even out yet, but a European Union study into discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is already being rubbished by homophobic religious groups.

The EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights is to present the results of two years’ research next week, but according to this report religious outfits such as the US-based Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute have already criticised the survey, expressing regret that straight people couldn’t answer the questionnaire, and claiming the statistics are made up.