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DEATH OF S28 SEEN AS PROMISE MET

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Gay rights groups and the Local Government Association have welcomed confirmation that the controversial Section 28...
Gay rights groups and the Local Government Association have welcomed confirmation that the controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 is to be scrapped.

The legislation prevents councils from promoting homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.

Angela Mason, executive director of gay rights group Stonewall, said: 'Section 28 is a big test as far as the lesbian and gay community are concerned - Labour are finally delivering on their promises. Section 28 was always based on a lie. Nobody has ever sought to promote homosexuality - it can't be done.'

She said its abolition would boost equal access to community services and help the drive against homophobia in schools.
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