SOR's Pass in the face of Religious Opposition
The House of Lords voted 199-68 for the sweeping gay rights law despite the protests.
The Rev Richard Kirker, chief executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM), said: “We are particularly disturbed by the representations made by some other religious groups, which imply that their own views are the only valid interpretation of Christian belief. In fact these matters are under intense and lively debate in virtually all quarters of [Christianity] and other religions.”
He added: “Pleas that ‘religious’ individuals and bodies should be able to … treat lesbian and gay people (including Christian people) with hostility and contempt, are both extremely hurtful in themselves, and a shameful witness to the rest of society."