Gay rights and the Commonwealth

Respect for the human rights of gay people is conspicuous by its absence in most countries of the Commonwealth. In over 80 per cent of them homosexuality is a criminal offence; in some punishments can be severe.

Alistair Lexden is one of a number of members of the Lords, drawn from all parties, who believe that concerted action to tackle this grave issue must be at the top of the Commonwealth’s collective agenda.

That was the main theme of his speech when the Lords debated the Commonwealth on March 16.

Follow the link to read the speech… theyworkforyou