Amnesty is marking the date with an illustrated guide and the Guardian’s Steven Appleby has done a cartoon for the equal right to marriageOn 3 September it is the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights, a date Amnesty is marking with an illustrated guide to the rights it protects. This cartoon by the Guardian’s Steven Appleby accompanies Article 16 (an equal right to marriage). Appleby says: “I am a transgender person and the right to be myself is fundamental to my existence. I also totally support the right of anyone to marry whoever they like, regardless of gender, colour, race or religion. I am very fond of hatstands but do not personally want to marry one, despite finding them attractive. In this day and age, when few people wear hats, perhaps a toaster would be a more useful companion. Or a bungalow.”Know Your Rights is available from Waterstones and Amnesty bookshops, price £2.Amnesty InternationalHuman rightsSteven Applebytheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds …read more

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