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Peter Tatchell criticises Stonewall over Equality Bill

Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has attacked Stonewall over its support of the government's Equality Bill, saying the legislation is "discriminatory".

Tatchell said in a statement: "The Equality Bill should be renamed the Inequality Bill. While other vulnerable groups are protected against harassment, protection is denied to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We are explicitly excluded from the anti-harassment clauses of the Bill.

"The leading gay lobby group, Stonewall, supports this discriminatory legislation, claiming that homophobic and transphobic harassment are not significant problems and can be dealt with under existing legislation."

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July 15, 2009

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