Why should the LGBT community vote Liberal Democrat?

That’s the question asked by the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and answered by the party’s Equalities spokesperson, Lynne Featherstone:

How do you feel about Labour taking credit for a lot of Liberal Democrat Policy around LGB&T issues?

Imitation is the highest form of flattery! But Labour still hasn’t gone far enough. It is an absolute scandal that Labour chose not to explicitly outlaw gay bullying in schools. As a result thousands of younger gay people do not have full protection from bullying they need.

Labour enjoy a pretty good record on LGB&T rights. How would the Liberal Democrats go further to support LGB&T people and continue to make sure LGBT voices are heard?

Gay marriage, normalisation of gay relations in personal social development classes, end gay donation blood ban in favour a system based on personal risk, better sexual health education, and outlaw gay bullying, the list goes on. I really don’t think anyone can rest on their laurels when it comes to fighting for equal treatment for the LGBT community.


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