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Bermuda: Lunch for Democracy protest

Christian Dunleavy checks in on the Lunch for Democracy demonstration which took place today in Bermuda in protest against the government's poor handling of, and failure to pass, a bill to amend the country's Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. He is “pleasantly surprised at the turnout, which was much stronger than I think anyone had expected. I couldn't hear any of the speeches, but I think most people were being respectful but vocal.” In another post, he notes his favourite slogans: “Mandate my ass” and “I'm not gay, my girlfrend is.”

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