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"Equal Ever After" with Lynne Featherstone

November 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Chambers, Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Pl, Folkestone CT20 2BB

In the fringe of the Folkestone Book Festival 2017, Shepway Liberal Democrats are delighted to welcome Baroness Lynne Featherstone to Chambers in Folkestone to talk about her new book "Equal Ever After".

In the future, people will find it difficult to believe that until 2014, somewhere between 5 and 10 per cent of Britain's population were excluded from marriage.

As Equalities Minister during the coalition government, Lynne Featherstone played a fundamental role in rectifying this. From setting the wheels in motion within government, to her experiences of the abuse with which the gay community is regularly confronted, through her rebuttals against the noise and fury of her opponents, and finally to the making of history, Lynne details the surprising twists and turns of the fight. Filled with astonishing revelations about finding allies in unexpected places and encountering resistance from unforeseen foes, Equal Ever After is an honest account of one woman's pivotal efforts during the turbulent final mile.

"My story starts at the very end of the journey to equal marriage rights. I stand on the shoulders of giants..."

Free event: all welcome.