Saturday, 23 March 2013

Conservative MP's Private Members Bill (re HRA)


Update on the Private Members Bill from the National Secular Society:

"Conservative MP's Private Members Bill that sought to replace the Human Rights Act with a "UK Bill of Rights and Responsibilities" was withdrawn at the Second Reading last month.The Bill, which was presented by Charlie Elphicke, MP for Dover and Deal, was entitled the Human Rights Act 1998 (Repeal and Substitution) Bill.

The Bill would have included special privileges and exemptions for religion...

...The Bill that he proposed would have reduced the circumstances in which it was permissible to limit the right to manifest religion to the cause or incitement of physical harm to others."

Read the full atricle at: http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2013/03/evangelical-mps-attempt-to-dismantle-human-rights-act-and-permit-religion-to-do-whatever-it-likes-falls-in-the-house-of-commons

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