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Daily Headline – 10/03/13

Queen to sign in anti-discrimination charter

Commonwealth of Nations QE2 flagQueen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Head of State for 16 countries (Commonwealth Realm) and head of the 54 member strong Commonwealth of Nations will swear in a new commonwealth charter today.

The anti-discrimination charter will mean its members oppose “all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds”

The disappointing part is the “other grounds” which should say ‘sexuality’. It has been suggested that adding anything more specific towards homosexuality could antagonise the numerous homophobic nations within the Commonwealth.

In 5 of the Commonwealth nations (Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh and Guyana) homosexual behaviour can get life in prison and in parts of 2 countries (Nigeria and Pakistan) the death penalty is possible.

So while this is a good move it does fall short of being fully progressive.

UK Gay marriage – 62% support

By Leon J Williams

A Guardian ICM poll today has found that 62% of the UK supports legalising gay marriage with 31% opposing it. In March the figures were 45% support it and 36% opposing it (the rest were ‘don’t knows’).

While it is good to see the majority supporting gay marriage it’s still pretty disheartening to think that 31% of the UK doesn’t want to see equality or two people of the same sex being happy together.

Still at least it’s two fingers Archbishop Vincent Nichols who called the governments gay marriage plans ‘undemocratic’ what an arsehole!

For more details on the poll click here.

Archbishop calls gay marriage plans a shambles

By Leon J Williams

The Roman Catholic Church’s leader in England and Wales (Vincent Nichols) says government plans for gay marriage are a “shambles”.

In his Christmas Eve sermon he said that marriage between men and women shares in “the creative love of God”.

So it seems as we bring in the new year that the Christians (as with all the other religions) will continue their hatred and persecution of homosexuality through inequality.

Our verdict of Vincent: Arsehole (no pun intended)

For more details click here.