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Theresa May insists that the agreement with DUP will not affect on the party’s views on LGBT issues

Theresa May, a Prime Minister of United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party, hold the position that there would be no “going back”, and the Tories would continue to defend LGBT rights and extend them where possible.

Questions about the further policy of Tories on the same-sex issues appeared in a moment, when The Conservative–DUP agreement had been signed. To refresh memory on the issue, it must be said that officially the Agreement between the Conservative and Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party on Support for the Government in Parliament, was agreed between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) following the 2017 United Kingdom general election. And the main reason for unrest of LGBT community is the fact that the DUP is opposed to equal marriage and same-sex couples adopting children. Mrs. May, who is holding a reception later to mark the 50th anniversary of legislation decriminalizing homosexuality, said she did not agree with the DUP on a number of social issues but the alliance would not affect existing equality or discrimination laws or stop the Conservatives from seeking to advance them. Theresa May assured: The Conservative Party has not gone back. We will continue to push forward, to enhance LGBT rights and we are pleased with what we have been able to do so far, but want to do more. And that will not be changed by our relationship with the DUP.”