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The DUP wants religious protections written into law now same-sex marriage has been legalised

The DUP has stated that it remains opposed to same-sex marriage and will be seeking legal protections for churches who don’t want to perform the ceremonies. Same-sex marriage and abortion became legal in Northern Ireland at midnight on 21 October after the country’s devolved government was unable to reform in time to block the legislation. The opposition to marriage equality was spearheaded by the DUP, led by Arlene Foster. As her attempts to re-establish the government on the eve of the deadline failed, she declared: “This is not the end...
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This UK doctor thinks asking patients about their orientation or gender identity is ‘laughable’ and ‘offensive’

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report on “unacceptable inequality” in LGBT+ healthcare, and recommended that asking patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity should be made mandatory. The committee said the monitoring of sexual orientation and gender identity by the NHS and social care sector would improve “poor and patchy” data collection and help to identify strategies to tackle health inequality for LGBT+ people. According to the report, published on Tuesday, October 22, LGBT+ people are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, mental health problems,...
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