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.’

Full story

Zenith PI Blog, 16th October 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 20th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 15th September 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Independent, 9th September 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 5th September 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off

Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

When is Same-Sex Parenting a Private Fostering Arrangement? – Family Law Week

Posted August 4th, 2014 in children, fostering, homosexuality, local government, news by sally

‘Kate Tompkins, barrister, of 36 Bedford Row considers the implications of private fostering arrangements in respect of children born to same-sex couples.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 31st July 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Comments Off

Church faces legal challenge after blocking job offer to married gay priest – The Guardian

‘The first priest to marry his same-sex partner is to issue a legal challenge to the Church of England after his offer of a job as an NHS chaplain was withdrawn when his bishop refused the necessary permission.’

Full story

The Guardian, 4th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Passport official suspended over ‘interrogation’ of gay applicant – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has suspended a passport official and ordered a disciplinary investigation after the employee subjected a gay father-of-two to a lengthy interrogation about his sexual history and the details of his adoptions in front of the man’s four-year-old son.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Gay bus advert ban probed by High Court – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in advertising, appeals, charities, Christianity, homosexuality, lobbying, news by sally

‘A High Court judge is considering whether Boris Johnson acted improperly in banning a bus advert suggesting people could “get over” homosexuality.’

Full story

BBC News, 1st July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Religion, The Rule of Law and Discrimination – Speech by Sir Terence Etherton

‘Speech by Sir Terence Etherton: Religion, The Rule of Law and Discrimination – 2014 Gray’s Inn Reading at Barnard’s Inn.’

Full speech

Judiciary of England & Wales, 26th June 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Comments Off

Civil partnerships can be converted to marriages from December – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, gender, homosexuality, marriage, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Same-sex couples will be able to convert their civil partnerships to marriages from December this year, the culture secretary has said.’

Full story

The Guardian, 26th June 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Slovak parents fail to block adoption by gay couple – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2014 in adoption, families, homosexuality, human rights, news by sally

‘Two Slovakian parents have failed to block the adoption of two of their sons by a same sex couple in Kent.’

Full story

BBC News, 24th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Married gay couples can have coats of arms for first time in history – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2014 in homosexuality, married persons, news, peerages & dignities by sally

‘Married gay couples can now have their own coat of arms after archaic rules dating back hundreds of years were brought into the 21st Century.’

Full story

The Independent, 8th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 20th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

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.

Full story

BBC News, 11th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 9th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 28th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off