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Government to take firmer stance on religious ‘conversion therapy’

Mike Freer, the Minister for Equalities, has confirmed that the Government’s proposed ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will cover both practices that take place in religious settings and those that are carried out by ministers of religion. LGBT Humanists has previously called on the Government to close loopholes in its proposals on religious conversion therapy. Today it has welcomed… Read more »

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Home Office deflates restrictive firearms bill

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is fully supportive of the Home Office’s response to a private member’s bill wishing to restrict the use of firearms. Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, is introducing a bill that aims to ban the keeping of pump-action shotguns in homes. The bill wishes to tackle the horrific… Read more »

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May is the new home secretary, raising hopes of a new approach to the extradition
McKinnon lawyers hope May changes the tune

By politics.co.uk staff Lawyers representing Gary McKinnon, the British hacker facing extradition to the United States, have made representations to Theresa May. With a new home secretary now responsible for the case, activists are hoping the fight to keep Mr McKinnon in the UK could have reached a turning point. Both David Cameron and Nick… Read more »

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The Home Office has announced  that it wil work to achieve the cancellation of ID cards
Identity cards to be cancelled

By Marina Kim The controversial identity cards scheme and national identity register is set to be cancelled. A statement on the Home Office website says both parties in government promised scrapping the schemes in their manifestos. It adds: “We will announce in due course how this will be achieved. Applications can continue to be made… Read more »