This Is How UK LGBTQ Rights Change After Brexit This Week

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01/26/2020

Ever since the UK public was asked if they wanted to stay or leave the European Union – many LGBTQ people have been worried about what leaving could mean to their rights. A worry born from the simple case – that many of the everyday rights LGBTQ people benefit from in the UK only became part of UK law because of EU law. There are plenty of notable examples where this isn’t the case, of course. Marriage laws across the UK, most recently implemented in Northern Ireland this month years after the rest of the UK is one stand out example. But during the campaign for a Peoples Vote a report, co-authored by Lawyer Jonathan Cooper and published by Gay Star News, detailed what leaving the EU might mean for LGBTQ rights.

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