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Newsline 19 July 2013

The NSS campaigns to ensure the upholding and respect for human rights and equality. You can help with this. We need the support of people like you to ensure the success of this sort of work and our overall campaign, in its various forms, to bring about a just, equal and cohesive secular society.

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Same-Sex Marriage legalised in England and Wales

Same-Sex Marriage legalised in England and Wales

News | Thu, 18 Jul 2013

The Same-Sex Marriage Bill has been given royal assent and is now law. However, the first marriage is unlikely to take place before next summer as the Government has promised an inquiry into pension inequality and other matters.

Extremism fears prompt Government to scupper plans for Islamic free school

Extremism fears prompt Government to scupper plans for Islamic free school

News | Mon, 15 Jul 2013

The Department for Education has scuppered plans for an Islamic free school in Halifax after alarm was raised over its links with a local Islamic centre.

UN marks “Malala Day”

UN marks “Malala Day”

News | Fri, 12 Jul 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational and courageous schoolgirl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning in support of female education, has addressed the United Nations in New York.

Muslim man who ritually slaughtered goats didn’t know it was against the law

Muslim man who ritually slaughtered goats didn’t know it was against the law

News | Thu, 18 Jul 2013

A Somali refugee who improvised a halal abattoir in a private house where he killed four goats, has been sentenced to a 12 months in jail suspended for two years by an Irish court.

Human rights are for humans, not for ideologies

Human rights are for humans, not for ideologies

Opinion | Mon, 15 Jul 2013

Terry Sanderson argues that human rights are not there to fulfill religious demands; but to protect individuals.

Free speech?

Free speech?

Opinion | Tue, 16 Jul 2013

NSS member Calum Grant questions how narrow are the limits afforded to freedom of speech when criticising or satirising religion.

New exhibition to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society

New exhibition to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society

News | Thu, 18 Jul 2013

A new exhibition is being planned to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society and its Hall through the 19th and 20th centuries.

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