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Now get YOUR local MP to sign!

January 31, 2007 1:22 PM

DELGA is supporting a petition to the United Nations calling for the universal abolition of so-called crimes of homosexuality, sodomy laws and laws against unnatural acts of homosexuality. Lib Dem MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons in support of this initiative: we urge all our members and supporters to contact their MP and urge them to sign the EDM. Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and Ulster Unionist MPs have already signed - so even if your local MP is not a Liberal Democrat it is still worth contacting them.

The text of the motion is as follows:

EDM 750 - Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

That this House notes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people around the world suffer harassment, discrimination, persecution, torture and execution, purely on the grounds of their LGBT status; further notes that this abuse is supported by the domestic law of many states; welcomes the petition to the United Nations backed by the International Committee for the International Day Against Homophobia calling for the universal abolition of so-called crimes of homosexuality, sodomy laws and laws against unnatural acts of homosexuality; and calls on the Government to support moves for a universal decriminalisation of homosexuality and actively to encourage equality for LGBT people around the world through international institutions and through its bilateral dealings with other states.

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