Azara Blog: Religious fundamentalists want the right to discriminate against gays

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Date published: 2007/01/09

The BBC says:

Religious groups are to stage a protest calling for a halt to laws banning discrimination against gay people in the provision of goods and services.

Christians, Jews and Muslims will take part in the rally at Parliament.

The Sexual Orientation Regulations, they say, limits their right to live according to beliefs. Gay rights groups called it "scaremongering".

The rally will happen as Lords debate a call to scrap the law, which is already in force in Northern Ireland.

The current government plan is for the regulations to also come into force in England and Wales.

The ban on discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services on the basis of sexuality would mean hotels could be prosecuted for refusing to provide rooms for gay couples.

Religious groups would be obliged to rent out halls for gay wedding receptions. Equally, gay bars would not be able to ban straight couples.

This is a perfect indication, if any were needed, that gays are not the problem in the world, religious fundamentalists are.

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