A Bill for religious freedom and true equality

Today the Government published its much-talked-about Bill to legalise same-sex civil marriage and same-sex marriage in places of worship. Culture Secretary Maria Miller, who introduced the legislation, said it will ensure “equal and fair” treatment of gay couples while maintaining the right to religious freedom by ensuring religious institutions that don’t wish to hold such ceremonies are not required to do so.

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Liberty welcomes Government plans to legalise same-sex marriage

11 December 2012

Today Liberty welcomed the Government’s plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage and same-sex marriage in places of worship – without obliging religious denominations to hold such ceremonies.

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Home Secretary accepts it was the Human Rights Act that saved Gary

The Home Office has today admitted that it was only the Human Rights Act which prevented Gary McKinnon’s unfair extradition. See the full text from their letter to Gary’s legal team below:

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Time to embrace true equality

Over recent years we’ve made significant strides when it comes to discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in this country. Only a few decades ago, such prejudice and intolerance was the norm.

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78 years of Liberty

This week Liberty turned 78 years old. It’s hard to believe but it’s now been more than three quarters of a century since we were first formed as the National Council for Civil Liberties. That sounds like a long time, but the similarities between February 1934 and February 2012 are quite startling.

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