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Petition to remove bishops from House of Lords on grounds of sexism - please sign

Alex D
SeeksTruthNboobs
London, GB
Post #: 210
Petition - please add your name and circulate widely while this issue is 'hot':

Remove the right of the Church of England to have automatic seats in the House of Lords

No women Bishops, no automatic seats in the House of Lords.

Responsible department: Cabinet Office.

The Church of England on 20th Nov 2012 voted not to allow women to be Bishops. Though that is within its rights to do, this should worry the Government as Church of England Bishops are awarded legislative power through seats in the House of Lords.

The Church has chosen to be a sexist organisation by refusing women the right to hold highest leadership positions and therefore should not be allowed automatic seats in the House of Lords, as this clearly does not comply with the spirit of UK Equality law.

We call on the Govt to remove the right of the Church of England to have automatic seats in the House of Lords, in line with its commitments to equality and non-discrimination, set out in the Equality Act (2010) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979)"

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