Monday , 27 January 2020

Tag Archives: Devolution

Belief Matters…Or Not? The Subversive Nature of Amoris Laetitia

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Last week, I gave my initial thoughts on Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” (the Joy of Love), noting some of its positive features as well as its shortcomings. This week I look at some of the responses to “Amoris Laetitia” and draw some conclusions about its importance. The document is proving controversial, both within and outwith the Catholic church. Conservative theologians ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

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The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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Scottish Green Party endorses LGBTI rights of English Greens

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  The Scottish Green Party pledged to endorse the LGBTI rights policies of the Green Party of England and Wales‘ manifesto. The Scottish Green Party manifesto, launched on 30 March, focuses on three key themes – to end poverty; to keep public services in public hands and to give more power to local communities, mentioning only in passing LGBTI rights. The Scottish Greens are ...

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SNP manifesto pledges LGBTI envoy and devolved equality

The Scottish National Party has launched its manifesto pledging its commitment to establish a special LGBTI rights envoy, protect the human rights act and devolve power over equality to Scotland.  Its manifesto pledged support for the plan to create a special envoy for the promotion of LGBTI rights: “SNP MPs will also make the case for the establishment of a special ...

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Smith Commission: Equality not devolved to Scotland

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The Smith Commission report launched on Wednesday has not recommended full devolution of equality legislation to the Scottish Parliament, reserving the Equality Act 2010 to Westminster. According to the Smith Commission Report, Section 60, “The Equality Act 2010 will remain reserved. The powers of the Scottish Parliament will include, but not be limited to, the introduction of gender quotas in respect ...

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