Tag Archives: Equality

Five more things the government should do for LGBT rights in the UK

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Marriage equality doesn’t mean that the battle for LGBT rights in the UK is over.

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How Labour can embrace a new approach to tackling inequality

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High rates of in-work poverty combined with falling support for state safety nets has resulted in a complex equality challenge for Labour. However, it can win public backing for a new approach to collectivism.

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Tower Hamlets Labour Party can be proud of its record on diversity

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This article is a response to a piece by Anwar Khan which appeared on Left Foot Forward on February 12.

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Remembering Harvey Milk

As America marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of his passing, Milk’s once-radical demand that gays receive full equality has never enjoyed greater support.

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The failure of the Swiss referendum demonstrates the need to tackle high pay globally

This weekend Swiss voters rejected a referendum proposal to cap pay for top bosses at 12 times the pay of their lowest-paid employees.

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Britain is failing to protect minority women

Attempts to address human rights abuses within minority communities is too often met with accusations of bigotry.

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Section 28 rears its head again in the UK

The revelation that 46 schools have Section 28-like policies is shocking, but there is a broader issue that the education system must do more for LGBT students.

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We have won same-sex marriage. Now we must fight for trans* rights

Yesterday the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords, making same-sex marriage legal in England and Wales.

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The minimum wage at 15 – fully grown-up?

There is a strong consensus that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been a success yet, quite rightly, we are still worried about low pay. Can we do more with the NMW, or should we be thinking about a whole platter of policies to bring about fairer pay?

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Opposing gay marriage today: as brave as being openly gay in 1970?

Charles Moore has written a piece for the Spectator in which he salutes the bravery of those standing firm against gay equality, saying that gay marriage today is “as brave as being openly gay was in 1970″.

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