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26.4.11

Gay marriage & Cornish rights

Gay marriage and Cornish rights. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will march in the Cornwall Pride gay parade this Saturday, 8 August, with a placard emblazoned with the words: End ban on gay marriage!

He will also reiterate his support for Cornish self-rule. Both the campaigns for gay rights and Cornish rights involve challenging injustice. They are different, but they share the same commitment to extending democratic freedoms and human rights, said Mr Tatchell. I again reiterate my support for the Cornish people's right to self-determination and devolved self-government. Westminster is remote and has neglected Cornwall. A Scottish-style Cornish parliament would bring power closer to the people and ensure a stronger focus on the needs and interests of Cornwall, he said.

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