There's an incredibly stupid piece of legislation, the Equality Act 2006, that's soon to be rolled out.
The Equality Act 2006, which comes into force in April, bans discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services on the basis of sexual orientation...
Lord Falconer told BBC television's Sunday AM programme: "We have introduced laws which prevent discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation; those laws should be given full effect.
"We do take the view in this country that you shouldn't be discriminated against on that basis and think that applies to everybody, whatever your religion." [Telegraph]
As I wrote in a comment on the Guardian blog, appended to a piss-poor article by faux philosopher AC Grayling, "discrimination is the beginning of wisdom, which is the object of philosophy". Charlie Falconer, you don't speak for me - I believe a lesbian couple should be allowed to open a B&B 'for lesbians only', without fear of prosecution. Their civil liberty, to discriminate against me and invite only single and coupled lesbians into their house, is being sacrificed on the altar of indiscrimination. It's not the sort of Britain I want to live in. And it shouldn't be left to the followers of religions to oppose it.