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Straw pledges to repeal Section 28;In brief

JACK STRAW, the Home Secretary, has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to repealing Section 28 of the Local Government Act, the law that prohibits local authorities from "promoting" homosexuality. Speaking at a dinner held by Stonewall, the gay rights group, Mr Straw said "Section 28 was wrong in 1987. It is wrong in 1999. It will go".

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