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UK Politics

Gays protest over sex vote

YESTERDAY'S Labour executive committee meeting was invaded by a group of gay activists protesting that Labour MPs had blocked equalisation of the age of consent at 16.

Members of OutRage tossed white feathers and waved rubber chickens as they denounced Labour's decision to allow a free vote in February when 39 Labour MPs opposed the law change, including David Blunkett, the party's health spokesman, who was condemned as a 'health hazard' on the placard carried by one demonstrator.