As coordinator of the Equal Love campaign, Peter Tatchell talks about his campaign to overturn the twin legal bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships in the European Court of Human Rights. Equal Love is also contesting the ban on religious organisations conducting same-sex marriages, as an attack on religious freedom.
Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights for over 45 years, on issues of democracy, civil liberties, social equality, environmental protection, peace and global justice. In 2009 he won Campaigner of the Year at the Observer Ethical Awards. He is the UK Green Party’s human rights spokesperson and the director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.