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Government committed to LGB and T rights, 16/06/10 [E/NI/S/W]

An ambitious cross-government programme of work to tackle prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people has been set out by Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May.

The plan, which is the first of its kind to be produced by the UK Government, covers all aspects of life, including education, sport, the workplace, the criminal justice system and international rights.

The plans include:

  • a commitment to remove historical convictions for consensual gay sex from criminal records;
  • new work to end the blight of homophobic bullying in schools;
  • work to allow same-sex couples to register their relationships in a religious setting;
  • lobbying other countries to repeal homophobic legislation and recognise UK civil partnerships;
  • and an end to the removal of asylum seekers who have had to leave particular countries because their sexual orientation or gender identification puts them at proven risk of imprisonment, torture or execution.
For full details see Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality which is available from from the Government Equalities Office.

Further Information

Government committed to LGB and T rights
Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality