Christian nursery worker claims unfair dismissal over dispute with gay colleague – The Guardian

‘A Christian nursery nurse is claiming unfair dismissal after losing her job because she said she told a gay colleague the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2014

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Jasvir Ginday jailed for life for murdering wife to hide his sexuality – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2014 in domestic violence, homosexuality, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

A bank worker has been jailed for life for murdering his wife in a bid to stop her revealing his homosexuality.

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BBC News, 11th April 2014

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Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton fans – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, obesity, sport by sally

‘The former Premier League footballer Colin Kazim-Richards was found guilty in a landmark case on Wednesday of making an “utterly disgusting” homophobic gesture at Brighton and Hove Albion fans during a football match last year.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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Theresa May orders review of gay asylum claim handling – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in asylum, equality, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The home secretary has ordered a review of how border officials handle asylum claims from gay and lesbian applicants.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Caterers who refuse to work on same-sex weddings face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Chauffeurs, photographers and caterers could have to pay thousands of pounds in damages if they refuse to provide services to a same-sex wedding.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

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Gay couples look forward to getting married on first legal day – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in bills, civil partnerships, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘Historic ceremonies scheduled for 29 March herald new era of equality for gay couples across UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘Words such as “widow” removed from statutes while medieval treason laws and even rules on royal titles amended ahead of gay marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2014

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Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 34; [2014] WLR (D) 35

‘Where the decision of a public body was shown to be unlawful, the court should be reluctant to refuse relief on the ground that, acting lawfully, the decision-maker would have reached the same decision, particularly if the power had been exercised not for its statutory purpose but for an ulterior motive. In such a case the court should grant appropriate relief.’

WLR Daily, 27th January 2014

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London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

‘A London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an improper purpose”.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

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Gay couple threaten to sue UK government over same-sex marriage – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, equality, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘A gay couple from Barnsley are threatening legal action against the government after discovering they will not be able to marry on 29 March, when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act comes into force, because they are already in a civil partnership.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Judge Sir Paul Coleridge disciplined for stating views on traditional marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior High Court judge has been disciplined for misconduct after speaking out over his support for traditional marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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High Court judge disciplined over marriage comments – BBC News

‘A High Court judge has been disciplined for voicing his views on marriage through national newspapers.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2013

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Gay discrimination and Christian beliefs – Bull v Hall in the Supreme Court – Legal Week

‘The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving religious belief and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and the first such judgment involving the highest court in the land).’

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Legal Week, 12th December 2013

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Same-sex weddings to begin in March – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2013 in bills, Church of England, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2013

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Gay discrimination and Christian belief: Analysis of Bull v. Hall in the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving religious belief and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and the first such judgment involving the highest court in the land). We have already provided a summary of the facts and judgment here, and our post on the Court of Appeal ruling can be found here.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th December 2013

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Bull and another (Appellants) v Hall and another (Respondents) On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) (England and Wales) – Supreme Court

Bull and another (Appellants) v Hall and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 73 | UKSC 2012/0065 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 27th November 2013

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Gay snub Cornish B&B owners lose Supreme Court appeal – BBC News

‘The owners of a Christian guesthouse who were ordered to pay damages for turning away a gay couple have lost their UK Supreme Court fight.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2013

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Gay rights group challenges Charity Commission refusal – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2013 in appeals, charities, homosexuality, human rights, news, public interest by sally

“A human rights organisation that supports gay and lesbian individuals in countries where homosexuality is outlawed has been denied charitable status on the grounds that it is not sufficiently of ‘public benefit’.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2013

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Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v X, Y (Hoog Commissariaat van de Verenigde Naties voor de Vluchtelingen intervening); Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel (Joined Cases C-199/12 to C-201/12) – WLR Daily

Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v X, Y (Hoog Commissariaat van de Verenigde Naties voor de Vluchtelingen intervening); Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel (Joined Cases C-199/12 to C-201/12);  [2013] WLR (D)  427

“The existence of criminal laws which specifically targeted homosexuals, supported the finding that those persons had to be regarded as forming a ‘particular social group’ within the meaning of Council Directive 2004/83/EC. A term of imprisonment which sanctioned homosexual acts and which was actually applied in the country of origin which adopted such legislation had to be regarded as being a punishment which was disproportionate or discriminatory and thus constituted an act of persecution. When assessing an application for refugee status, the competent authorities could not reasonably expect, in order to avoid the risk of persecution, the applicant for asylum to conceal his homosexuality in his country of origin or to exercise reserve in the expression of his sexual orientation.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2013

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Man wrongly charged in Crown Prosecution Service’s ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ – The Independent

“A man whose life was ruined when he was charged with child sex offences after looking at legal gay pornography in a hotel room has accused the police and Crown Prosecution Service of a ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ after his case was finally thrown out. The defendant endured a ‘two-year nightmare’ after being arrested in front of his family, charged with 10 offences almost a year later and repeatedly bailed, before every charge was dropped. If convicted he would have faced jail and been forced to sign the sex offenders’ register. His father died while he was awaiting trial.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2013

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