A leaked email has revealed that a senior partner claimed the Law Society had been “hijacked by the gays”, following a press release encouraging members to take part in this weekend’s Pride celebrations.

The lawyer, named by the Daily Telegraph as David Moore of Croydon-based firm Streeter Marshall, said he had read the release “with horror”, adding: “What on earth is going to happen next? Is someone at the Law Society going to tell all solicitors that they must promote to all their male heterosexual staff that they should trying becoming [sic] gay or bisexual or transvestites?”

Bizarrely, he continued: “The Law Society should respect the fact that the very great majority of people in this country want to bring up their children as normal bisexual [sic] people as nature intended.”

When PinkNews.co.uk contacted Streeter Marshall, we were told Moore was unavailable.

A spokeswoman for the Law Society said: We are dismayed by views like this… The Law Society added sexual orientation to its code of practice in 1995 with a view to tackling discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

“Its guidance in response to the solicitors’ Anti-Discrimination Rules 2004 moved beyond the stipulations of the rules to encourage the profession to extend notions of equality and diversity in the widest social context.”