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Law centre researches gay rights.

The way that gays, lesbians and transsexuals are treated by the law will be the focus of a new research centre opening in the West Midlands. The pounds 1 million base at Keele University in Staffordshire will aim to bring academic expertise to bear to examine the relationship between gender, sexuality and the legal system. Studies already under way include looking at support services for Irish women seeking abortion, male reproductivity rights, and gay rights in South Africa.

The Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality will also look at the relationship between lesbian and gay communities and local government.

Britain's first female Law Lord, Baroness Hale of Richmond, gave a lecture at the centre to mark its launch. Baroness Hale's many public roles include being a founding member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Her talk focused on discussing the progress made towards equal treatment for lesbian, gay and transsexuals and the effectiveness of antidiscrimination laws.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Oct 25, 2004
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