Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

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01/18/2019

The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer Helena Kennedy told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support across political lines after her proposed Brexit deal was defeated by a historic margin in parliament, ahead of Britain’s looming departure from the European Union on March 29. Kennedy said the lack of a firm government commitment to the Human Rights Act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into the British statute book, is a “flag” that it intends to eventually replace or repeal the law.

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