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Rights of all LGBT workers must be protected in Equality Bill

The TUC is supporting a meeting on the religious exemptions to the Equality Bill at the House of Commons.

The launch meeting of Cutting Edge Consortium will provide a forum for progressive faith and secular organisations - including many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) faith groups from different religious traditions - to discuss the exemptions.

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: 'Government legislation which recognises the diversity of the workforce is to be welcomed.

'However, the rights of LGBT union members who work for faith schools and religious organisations must be protected.

'Teachers, education support staff, employees of faith based charities and other religious organisations, all deserve equal rights at work, regardless of their sexuality.'

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November 24, 2009

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