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All are equal under the law: Law Society at Pride in London 2017

6 July 2017

Marking 50 years since parliament first voted to legalise homosexuality, the Law Society of England and Wales will be leading legal sector representatives in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 8 July.

The legal profession will be celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity under the banner 'All are equal under the law'.

Law Society president Joe Egan said: "Just 50 years ago parliament voted for the first time to legalise homosexuality in the UK. Since then legal developments have shaped and advanced the freedoms we enjoy today.

"We march in celebration of the significant progress that has been achieved towards a truly diverse and inclusive society and of our progress as a sector.

"We also march in solidarity with the global LGBT community. Events in Chechnya are a sobering reminder that there is still a great deal to do before LGBT people can live without fear everywhere. By marching together on the streets of London, we demonstrate our determination as a profession to do all we can to achieve full equality.”

London Pride rejects hate and says, proudly, Love Happens Here, expressed on social media with the hashtag #LoveHappensHere. The legal profession is echoing the theme with our message: #AllAreEqualUnderTheLaw.

 

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Press office contact:  Harriet Beaumont | 020 7320 5830