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Individualism and religious freedom

In the worldwide Anglican debate over gay marriage and same sex relationships, a major issue is the human rights of people who are same sex attracted to contract marriage on the same legal level as heterosexuals.

Chris Sugden

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The UK Justice Ministry is preparing a Bill of Rights and a Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights will hear evidence to address the relationship between human rights in the UK and those determined by the European Commission on Human Rights, which some argue are overly intrusive upon our national sovereignty. Dominic Grieve MP, the former Attorney General, argues that if Britain withdraws from the European Convention (not the EU) then other nations would do the same, with perhaps more egregious consequences for their own citizens.