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How the FCO advances LGBT equality

The UK government is committed to advancing LGB&T equality and challenging discrimination. Here are five ways we are making progress at home and abroad. QUIA British Consulate-General New York The UK government has... ..introduced the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) BilI, which is currently making its way through Parliament. The bill would enable same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies. .released guidance on how diplomats can promote the human rights of LGBT people in foreign posts. .now recognises 75 overseas same-sex partnerships as equivalent to UK civil partnerships, 50 more than when the Civil Partnership Act 2004 was enacted. ..introduced legislation to disregard consensual gay sex convictions, under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. ..published the world's first transgender equality action plan in December 2011, which lays out real actions to address the specific challenges that transgender people can face in their daily lives. To learn more, read our government policy on "Promoting & protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people" @UKinNewYork

How the FCO advances LGBT equality

shared by ukinusa on Aug 13
This infographic lists ways the FCO advances LGBT equality and challenges discrimination. It was released ahead of the Pride 2013 celebrations


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