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Equality Bill to be debated today in House of Commons

The Equality Bill has reached the report stage and will be debated in parliament this week.

This stage follows four weeks of debate by a committee and will allow the House of Commons to consider further amendments.

It has been carried over from the last parliamentary session. The third reading usually takes place immediately after the report stage.

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell accused the government of "cutting short the democratic process" by allowing only one day for the bill to be debated. He said that concerns about the bill could not be addressed.

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December 4, 2009

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