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Nicky Morgan: the Minister for Equalities who doesn’t believe in LGBT equality

You might currently be experiencing an odd sense of deja vu. That’s because I wrote a post with a very similar title to this – Nicky Morgan: the Minister for Women who doesn’t believe in equality for all women – … Continue reading

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Nicky Morgan: the Minister for Women who doesn’t believe in equality for all women

Ok, let’s start with a very short bit of modern history. The UK government role of Minister for Women and Equality was created in 2007 (superseding the previous role of Minister for Women). The position was renamed Minister for Women … Continue reading

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Do straight people still need straight bars?

Let me guess. If you’re straight, you’re currently thinking to yourself, “What’s a straight bar?” Well, allow me to explain. A straight bar is a bar which is probably (but not always) owned and run by straight people. The employees … Continue reading

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Marriage equality in Scotland

This week, the Scottish Government published the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, which, if enacted, will extend the right to marry to same-sex couples in Scotland. I thought I’d mention it, since the UK (i.e., English) media seem to … Continue reading

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Let’s be clear what the words ‘homophobe’ and ‘bigot’ actually mean

During yesterday’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – and in much of the on- and off-line commentary surrounding it – one of things that became very apparent was that many of the opponents of equality were … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s traditional Christmas message. This year with added Pet Shop Boys!

Well, it’s December 25th, which means it must be time for my traditional actually-written-and-posted-on-Christmas-day post. (Can I get away with calling it traditional, do you think, given that I did it in each of the last two years?) I am … Continue reading

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Gay marriage is not the same as Scottish independence

Cardinal Keith O’Brien – the man who handed the equal marriage campaign a massive PR boost with his hysterical “legalising same-sex marriage, that’s a bit like legalising slavery” rant earlier this year – has been speaking out again on what … Continue reading

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