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Friday, 30 July 2004

Homophobic Peer stands down from BA board

Baroness O'Cathain has stood down from the board of British Airways (BA), where she had been a non-executive director for a number of years, after the airline was threatened with a boycott as a result of her anti-gay voting record in the House of Lords.

BA had strenuously opposed the boycott because, as it rightly pointed out, its record toward gays is in general good, but it seems likely that behind-the-scenes 'suggestions' were made that she should step down because of the controversy she had caused (this is of course not how BA is reporting it, but I think my interpretation is more likely to be accurate). BA has had to bow to commercial realities. Good riddance, M'Lady!

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