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Tuesday, 9 January, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 9 Jan 07, 08:01 PM

ac130_203.jpgTwo big issues of the day: the so-called war on terror and climate change

First, US air strikes in Somalia aimed at al-Qaeda leaders in the region and Washington's plans for more troops in Iraq.

Then, we look at climate change and Nicholas Stern discusses the aftermath of his report and the government's response so far.

And for Geek Week 2.0 Roger Harrabin reports on the technologies that might save the planet. Be ahead of the pack and watch it here first.

Jeremy's on at 2230GMT - your thoughts below please.

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  • Newsnight
  • 9 Jan 07, 01:08 PM

gayrights_203_blog.jpgReligious groups are outside Parliament protesting against gay rights legislation due to be debated by the Lords today. Christians, Jews and Muslims are taking part. They're calling for a halt to laws banning discrimination against gay people in the provision of goods and services.

The Sexual Orientation Regulations, already at work in Northern Ireland, are to come into force in England and Wales under current government plans, but protestors say the regulations would limit their right to live according to their religious beliefs.

Is this just scaremongering or a justifiable concern about religious freedom of expression? The BBC's Have Your Say forum is open to your views, but Newsnight would also like to hear from you. Have you experienced gay discrimination in the goods and services industry? Have you and your partner, for instance, been refused accommodation because you're a same sex couple? Were you turned down outright, or did you meet with unconvincing excuses?

Alternatively, have you tried to book a gay venue but been turned down because you're straight?

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