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Politicians and gay groups raise concerns over the Equality Bill

Last week, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell launched an attack on the Equality Bill, saying it was "discriminatory" and that LGBT people were "explicitly excluded" from some protections, such as parts on harassment.

The Bill, which is currently in the reading stage, has been hailed by the government as the final piece of equality legislation necessary. It is designed to define and simplify existing laws.

Following Tatchell's criticism, asked other key groups and politicians what they thought of the Bill.

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July 17, 2009

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