from the BBC
Plans to make inciting hatred against gay people a crime have been announced by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.
The law would cover gay, lesbian and bisexual people and may be extended to cover disabled and transgender people.
Mr Straw said it was time for the law to recognise society was "appalled by hatred and invective" directed at people because of their sexuality.
He told MPs the changes would be made as amendments to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill.
He said: "It is a measure of how far we have come as a society in the last 10 years that we are now appalled by hatred and invective directed at people on the basis of their sexuality.
"It is time for the law to recognise this."
I am rather proud that Bosey, Oscar Widle's friend, used to come to Mass here in his old age, some people still remember him. I certainly don't think we want homophobic rap lyrics, which is what Stonewall claim it is about.
I was actually brought up to believe it was bad manners to discuss individuals sexuality.
The trouble is I do not trust our government and especially I don't trust Mr Straw. I don't trust what they will do in our schools. I don't trust what they want to do with our civil liberties, our government is not good on them, we have seen them eroded and eroded, time and time again.
I am worried that I will not be able speak about the politics of the Gay Movement. I am concerned that we will not be able to speak about the superiority of a life long marriage open to children. I am concerned that we will not be able to suggestion that being "Gay" is actually not according to God's order or plan and is not a good or moral "lifestyle choice".
I suppose what I am really worried about is the margnalisation of any concept of sexual morality in our society.
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