Sun Nov 11, 2007
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Gay Rights are the indicator of a civilised society, says Polly Toynbee
This media release was issued by the British Gay Humanist Assoication on 12.11.07.Gay rights are the bellwether that indicates whether a society lives by civilised values, said Polly Toynbee, journalist and commentator, who was the guest speaker at a packed annual lunch of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association on Saturday, 10 November in London.
Ms Toynbee, who is one of the Guardian's senior columnists, told the humanist group that the level of commitment to human rights that any given nation has can be measured by its attitudes to its gay community. By that measure, Britain wasn't doing too badly. She was critical of religious attacks on the human rights of gay people and alarmed at the rise of religious influence in the political sphere.
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