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Porn age verification law delayed again just days before coming into force

A law that would have banned anyone in Britain under 18 from accessing porn sites has been delayed days before it was reportedly due to come into effect. PinkNews understands that despite many news outlets reporting that the ban was set to be implemented on April 1, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has not yet finalised a rollout date. Reports that the law has been delayed until the end of 2019 are also understood to be incorrect. “Introducing age verification is a world-leading step forward to...
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Pete Buttigieg wants ‘peace deal’ between gay community and Chick-fil-A

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is looking to heal the divisions in US society, and he’s starting with Chick-fil-A. The gay Democratic challenger, who is mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke out about the fast food chicken chain in an interview with New York’s Power 105.1 on Tuesday (March 26). The chain has long funded groups that lobby against LGBT+ rights, with recent accounts revealing it gave $1.8 million to anti-LGBT causes in 2017 alone. However, Buttigieg wants to work towards a world where gay people can eat chicken guilt-free. Gay...
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Parkfield school head hits back at ‘ridiculous’ LGBT lesson claims

Parkfield, the Birmingham school at the centre of a row over LGBT-inclusive teaching, says rumours that four year olds are receiving lessons on gay sex are “ridiculous.” The primary school suspended its No Outsiders programme, which teaches children about diversity and inclusion, following widespread protests from parents. As nearby Birmingham schools follow suit in scrapping LGBT lessons, Parkfield’s CEO has hit back at claims teachers use clay models to “show the children something of a sexual nature.” “We certainly don’t do that,” Hazel Pulley told BirminghamLive. “It’s very clear that...
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