26 April 2010
Labour Party promises new civil partnership laws
As part of its election campaign, the Labour Party has launched its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) manifesto.
In an event held in a gay bar in London, secretary David Miliband suggested that if the organisation remains in power following May 6th, it will enhance anti-discrimination laws, PinkNews.co.uk reports.
For example, it would ensure that all British embassies around the world are licensed to carry out civil partnership ceremonies.
In addition, it intends to campaign for the Europe-wide recognition of such partnerships.
Meanwhile, the party would also force Gibraltar to equalise the gay age of consent if it retains power.
Mr Miliband said: "Since Labour has been in government Britain has led European Union and international efforts to tackle discrimination and promote equal rights for LGBT people."
The politician went on to state that the government will look to build on its development of fairness and expand this abroad.