Tatchell Calls for Pan-European Demo against Discrimination

Yesterday, September 13th, Peter Tatchell urged people to join a London march and rally against religious attacks on human rights. “All across Europe, religious leaders are orchestrating campaigns against equality for women and LGBT people,” said Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
“Most UK religious leaders oppose same-sex marriage. They support legal discrimination against same-sex couples. Some faith organisations ban women clergy and bishops. Others oppose divorce, contraception, abortion, donor insemination, embryo research and adoption by same-sex couples. Several have been involved in child sex abuse and the cover-up of these crimes against children,” he added.
“Saturday’s protest demands an end to religious privilege and to religious exemption from the equality laws. We support women’s rights, children’s rights, LGBT rights & all human rights.
“While we defend the human rights of all believers and non-believers, it cannot be right that faith organisations have special rights and privileges in law”.
He also challenged the right of the Church of England to have seats in the House of Lords, Britain’s second decision making chamber.
Details of the march and rally are below:
Saturday 15 September 2012
Assemble: 13:30 Storey’s Gate
March: 14:00-15:00
Rally:  15:00-17:00 Surrey Street (Temple Place)