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UK Elections: What party is best for LGBT Equality?


Left-wing parties tend to have more LGBT-friendly policies, with one exception

That exception is the Scottish National Party, with just ONE LGBT-friendly policy. The SNP will 'make the case for an envoy to promote the rights of LGBT people across the world'. Not even a commitment to something UK-specific.
Plaid Cymru is the only party pledging to end the 12-month ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, whereas the Lib Dems will 'look into it'. They also have pledged make homophobic chanting at football matches illegal.

Right-wing parties straggle behind

The Tories have just two LGBT-related policy pledges. Not too surprising, seeing as most of them voted against same sex marriage.
They have a vague aim to 'review legislation governing hate crimes' and to bring a 'broader measure in' when it comes to pardoning Alan Turing.
The UK Independence Party has precisely ZERO LGBT policies. Which, again, is unsurprising (hello Roger 'NHS gay cure' Helmer).
And the Democratic Unionist Party? Well, they mostly appear to be committed to homophobia.


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