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New Communist Party of Britain

adopted December 2015

Lesbian, Gay, Bi‑Sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) rights

The ideological struggle for the acceptance of LGBTQ people in our community goes on and to a degree prospers. Even sections of the Tory Party no longer seem to think that the open acceptance of Gay people will lead to the end of the universe, that is the end of capitalism. Regrettably in the short term they are right but question does open contradictions and differences in the ruling class which is grist for the mill of class struggle.

While support for the institution of marriage as we have it in our society may not in the very long term be progressive we supported the successful fight for gay marriage as an issue of equality.

The fight against homophobia must continue and intensify. There are plenty of reactionary forces still ready to try to divide the working class on this issue.

LGBTQ people are also suffering disproportionately from the cuts to legal aid, which restrict their ability to challenge unfair discrimination in the courts.