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'Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights - are they compatible?' This was the title and theme of the Cutting Edge Consortium meeting in The Jubilee Room (off Westminster Hall) this evening, 11 March 2013.
A topical picture and message for Chris Grayling, Shadow Home Secretary, who is currently at the centre of a gay rights row, after he suggested bed and breakfast owners should have the right to ban homosexual couples.
Jack Straw has decided to introduce legislation which will prohibit the incitement of homophobic hatred. It is well-intentioned, but will this legislation work? Is it necessary?