Convicted murderers become first gay couple to marry in prison – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in equality, homosexuality, marriage, married persons, murder, news, prisons by sally

‘Two convicted murderers detained in one of Britain’s toughest prisons have become the first gay couple to marry behind bars.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2015

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R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 8 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

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Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake row could force Muslims to print Prophet Mohammed cartoons – lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘Human Rights barrister claims gay marriage cake court case would erode right to refuse to act against conscience.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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‘Reality of consensual and coercive sex in prison’ exposed by review – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2015 in health, homosexuality, news, pornography, prisons, rape, reports by sally

‘Rape is extremely rare in prisons in England and Wales, whereas consensual gay sex, pornography and masturbation is widespread and accepted, according to the findings of the first systematic review of sex between inmates.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Martin Thomas stab killing: Man and youths get custodial terms – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2015 in homicide, homosexuality, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A boy who stabbed to death a gay man whom he believed was interested in him has been sentenced to at least 15 years in custody.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2015

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Home Office asserts Jamaica safe in general despite persecution of LGBT community – Free Movement

‘The Supreme Court last week rejected the Home Office’s attempt to keep Jamaica on the list of safe countries for asylum claims despite an estimated 10% of the population in Jamaica being subject to persecution because they are gay. This blow to the Home Office came the same week that the case of Aderonke Apata reached court again, leading to some startling submissions on sexuality being made to the court on behalf of the Home Office.’

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Free Movement, 11th March 2015

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UK minister asks foreign governments to clarify rights of gay people – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2015 in civil partnerships, foreign jurisdictions, homosexuality, marriage, news by tracey

‘The government has written to the authorities in more than 70 countries and foreign jurisdictions in an attempt to clarify the rights of gay people who are working or travelling abroad. The equalities minister, Jo Swinson, has asked national and regional governments including Australia, Chile, Israel, South Africa and all 50 US states to confirm whether they recognise British civil partnerships and marriages between same-sex couples, and what rights gay people can expect when they travel.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Two convicted murderers could be first same-sex couple to wed in a British prison – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in homosexuality, marriage, murder, news, prisons by sally

‘Two convicted murderers are set to wed in prison on Monday, in what is believed to the first gay wedding in a British jail.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2015

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Politicians have a human right to sound racist, says equalities watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘Equality and Human Rights Commission upholds right to publish Mohammed cartoons but not to teach that gay people will ‘burn in Hell’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2015

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European court: asking asylum seekers to prove sexuality is breach of human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in asylum, EC law, homosexuality, human rights, news, proof by sally

‘European Court of Justice rules accepting video evidence in asylum cases that hinge on sexuality is a breach of human rights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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Rise in racist, religious and homophobic hate crimes in London – The Independent

‘Hate crimes motivated by racism, religion and homophobia have significantly increased in London over the past year, a new report has warned.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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Same sex couples – now with added marriage – Tanfield Chambers

‘MSSCA 2013 does not create a new status of “same sex marriage” 1 (SSM). It extends the
existing institution of marriage to same sex couples:
s.1 The marriage of same sex couples is lawful.
s.11(1) In the law of England and Wales, marriage has the same effect’

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Tanfield Chambers, 14th November 2014

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Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2014 in crime, harassment, homosexuality, news, police, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘Some of the UK’s biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Sperm deal children ‘irredeemably marred’ by four-parent feud – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge warns of trauma ‘unleashed’ by fallout from ‘known-donor fertilisation’ arrangement between former friends.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

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Gay asylum seekers face ‘intrusive’ sexual questions – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2014 in asylum, homosexuality, immigration, news by sally

‘More than a tenth of Home Office interviews of gay and lesbian asylum seekers include “intrusive or unsatisfactory” questions about their sex lives, according to an investigation by the chief inspector of borders and immigration.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2014

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Does Fatal Accident Legislation Treat Gay Men And Women Differently? – Zenith PI Blog

‘As currently drafted the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 could treat gay men and gay women differently. Here I look at the reason why and examine the possible solution.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th October 2014

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Can a kiss on a bus count as public disorder? – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘The song was wrong – a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Or at least not on the No 89 to Blackheath, according to two passengers who say they were kicked off their London bus when the driver objected to their public display of affection.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In recent news, the government outlines proposals for increased rights for the victims of crime, as well as for the revocation and confiscation of passports for ISIS fighters returning to the UK. In other news, the legality of the EU Charter comes back to haunt Chris Grayling once again.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th September 2014

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Christian man jailed for attacking gay flatmate with claw hammer as he slept – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2014 in attempts, homosexuality, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Catholic man who attacked his openly gay flatmate by striking him on the head with a claw hammer as he slept has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2014

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and Amy Starnes solicitor, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week in August.’

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Family Law Week, 5th September 2014

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