Heterosexual Civil Partnership Refusal Not A Human Rights Breach – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Steinfeld & Anor v The Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 128 (Admin). The High Court has ruled in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, a human rights challenge to the law of Civil Partnerships. Mrs Justice Andrews ruled that the current law does not breach the human rights of opposite-sex couples who cannot obtain a Civil Partnership.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 31st January 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Heterosexual Civil Partnership Refusal Not A Human Rights Breach – UK Human Rights Blog

UK Government tells High Court: Same-sex couples may be shut out of Article 14 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 19-20 January, the England and Wales High Court (Mrs. Justice Andrews) heard the judicial review of the ban on different-sex civil partnerships brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan. It was argued on behalf of the supposedly LGBTI-friendly UK Government (represented by Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities) that the High Court should follow two anti-LGBTI decisions from 2006.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd Janaury 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on UK Government tells High Court: Same-sex couples may be shut out of Article 14 – UK Human Rights Blog

Bisexual asylum seeker wins Home Office fight to remain in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in appeals, asylum, homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

‘A bisexual asylum seeker who said he feared he would be killed if he was deported to his native Jamaica has been granted the right to remain in the UK after a three-and-a-half-year legal battle with the Home Office.’

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Bisexual asylum seeker wins Home Office fight to remain in UK – The Guardian

Estranged lesbian couple’s fight over child goes to supreme court – The Guardian

‘The question of whether a seven-year-old girl, caught up in an international dispute between her estranged lesbian mothers, should be subject to British justice is to be decided by the supreme court.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th December 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Estranged lesbian couple’s fight over child goes to supreme court – The Guardian

Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2015 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The government will conduct a review of the rules prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood, the public health minister Jane Ellison has announced.’

Full story

The Guardian, 26th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed – The Guardian

Gay canon Jeremy Pemberton was not discriminated against – BBC News

‘A gay clergyman prevented from taking up a post as a hospital chaplain was not discriminated against, an employment tribunal panel has ruled.’

Full story

BBC News, 4th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Gay canon Jeremy Pemberton was not discriminated against – BBC News

Man wins ‘silent homophobia’ case – Daily Telegraph

‘The unnamed man was awarded £7500 in compensation under the Equality Act.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Man wins ‘silent homophobia’ case – Daily Telegraph

Fake monk Damon Kelly spread gay hate leaflets – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2015 in community service, freedom of expression, harassment, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A fake monk who distributed leaflets condemning homosexuality and other “works of darkness” has been banned from doing so for five years.’

Full story

BBC News, 24th October 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Fake monk Damon Kelly spread gay hate leaflets – BBC News

Gay escort jailed after blackmailing a married businessman – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2015 in blackmail, homosexuality, married persons, news, prostitution by sally

‘John Walker, 29, sent the victim’s wife a picture of her husband on a hotel bed wearing a pair of knickers.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Gay escort jailed after blackmailing a married businessman – Daily Telegraph

Gay priest forced to wait for verdict in church discrimination tribunal – The Guardian

‘A clergyman who wed his partner in a same-sex marriage may have to wait until next year to find out whether a decision by the church to remove his right to officiate was discriminatory.’

Full story

The Guardian, 1st September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Gay priest forced to wait for verdict in church discrimination tribunal – The Guardian

Three Years On: Same Question, Different Answer? ‘Is There a Legal Right to Gay Marriage?’ – Family Law Week

Posted August 13th, 2015 in homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘Andrew Commins, barrister of St John’s Chambers, considers the ECtHR judgment in Oliari v Italy and its wider implications.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 24th July 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off on Three Years On: Same Question, Different Answer? ‘Is There a Legal Right to Gay Marriage?’ – Family Law Week

Why there’s no such thing as gay adultery in UK law – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in divorce, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘A woman who was unable to divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery because he had affairs with men wants the law changed.’

Full story

BBC News, 1st August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Why there’s no such thing as gay adultery in UK law – BBC News

Gay couple in fight for equal pension rights – BBC News

‘A gay man has launched a legal bid for his husband to have the same pension rights a wife would have if he was in a heterosexual relationship.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Gay couple in fight for equal pension rights – BBC News

First priest to marry same-sex partner sues church for discrimination – The Guardian

‘The first priest to marry his same-sex partner has begun a discrimination case against the Church of England over its withdrawal of his right to officiate as a priest following the union.’

Full story

The Guardian, 16th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on First priest to marry same-sex partner sues church for discrimination – The Guardian

Bisexual asylum seeker in Home Office battle has deportation flight cancelled – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2015 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, human rights, news by michael

‘Immigration authorities have cancelled the deportation flight of a Jamaican asylum seeker who faced removal from the UK after the Home Office refused to accept he was bisexual.’

Full story

The Guardian, 29th May 2015

Souce: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Bisexual asylum seeker in Home Office battle has deportation flight cancelled – The Guardian

Mapped: Where is same sex marriage legal in the world? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in civil partnerships, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘As Ireland prepares to vote on the same sex marriage referendum, we map where it is already legal using data from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Mapped: Where is same sex marriage legal in the world? – Daily Telegraph

Jeremy Thorpe: Inquiry into claims police altered evidence – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, evidence, firearms, homosexuality, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘An inquiry is to take place into claims evidence was altered during the police investigation into former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the 1970s, the BBC’s Today programme has learned.’

Full story

BBC News, 13th May 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Jeremy Thorpe: Inquiry into claims police altered evidence – BBC News

Mother paraded as “intimidated martyr” to cheat gay couple of surrogacy arrangement – Family Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 12th, 2015 in agreements, homosexuality, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘H & S (Surrogacy Arrangement) EWFC 36, 30 April 2015. M, a fifteen month old girl, was born as the result of artificial or assisted conception and of a highly contested agreement between S (the mother, a Romanian national) and H (the father, of Hungarian extraction) and B (the second applicant and H’s partner who had moved to the UK in 2004).’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 11th May 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Mother paraded as “intimidated martyr” to cheat gay couple of surrogacy arrangement – Family Court – UK Human Rights Blog

High court orders surrogate mother to hand baby to gay couple – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2015 in agreements, homosexuality, news, surrogacy by sally

‘Lawyers are calling for rules surrounding surrogacy to be tightened up after a woman who had a child with a gay couple then refused them access was ordered to hand over the baby.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on High court orders surrogate mother to hand baby to gay couple – The Guardian

Baby girl removed from ‘homophobic’ biological mother after court battle – The Independent

‘A High Court Judge has ruled that a baby girl conceived through surrogacy should be placed with her father and his partner after her biological mother was deemed “homophobic”.’

Full story

The Independent, 6th May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Baby girl removed from ‘homophobic’ biological mother after court battle – The Independent