Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government – Daily Telegraph

“Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2012

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Gay actor and City high-flier fight over separation payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 9th, 2012 in civil partnerships, divorce, homosexuality, news by tracey

“Lawyers for Peter Lawrence told the Court of Appeal that his former civil partner, Donald Gallagher, an actor, was not entitled to a £1.7 million payout because they had ‘dual careers’. The case is one of the first times that a court has adjudicated in a civil partnership separation involving two parties who had very different levels of wealth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2012

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Treatment of elderly amounts to torture, says equality watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2012 in civil partnerships, elderly, human rights, news, reports, torture, travellers by sally

“The treatment of elderly people in care is now so bad that it meets the legal definition of torture, the Government’s human rights watchdog said on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2012

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Church of England bans hosting civil partnership ceremonies – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2011 in Church of England, civil partnerships, news by sally

“The Church of England will not allow its churches to be used for civil partnership ceremonies unless the full General Synod gives consent, it says.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2011

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Pension rights for gay couples in civil partnerships should match those for married straight couples, EU court rules – OUT-LAW.com

“Couples in civil partnerships should have the same pension rights as married couples according to the European Court of Justice, backing the approach already taken in the UK.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th May 2011

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New Push for LGB and T equality will allow civil partnerships in religious buildings – Home Office

Posted February 18th, 2011 in civil partnerships, equality, homosexuality, marriage, press releases by sally

“As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce that religious buildings will be allowed to host civil partnership registrations.”

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Home Office, 17th February 2011

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Gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships may soon be welcomed – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2011 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Gay and lesbian couples could soon win the right to marry, and straight couples be given the right to form civil partnerships.
The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, has disclosed that the government intends to consult over how marriage laws in England and Wales can be further reformed, despite strong opposition from some religious groups.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2011

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European court urged to end UK marriage ‘apartheid’ – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

“Campaigners launch legal challenge in attempt to change legislation that prevents gay couples from getting married.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2010

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Heterosexual couple make second attempt for civil partnership – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2010 in civil partnerships, marriage, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A heterosexual couple will request a civil partnership – available only to same-sex couples in the UK – at a register office in London tomorrow, to take a stand against a system which they say ‘segregates couples according to their sexuality’.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

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Lesbian couple vow to take battle for same-sex marriage to court – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“A lesbian couple have pledged to go to court in an attempt to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages after a register office refused to grant them a civil licence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

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Couples bid to overturn gay marriage law – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Peter Tatchell plans legal challenge in campaign by gay and mixed-sex couples calling for the same type of union.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2010

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Court rules UK child maintenance laws discriminated against same-sex couples – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2010 in child support, civil partnerships, homosexuality, news by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights has declared that rules on child maintenance prior to introduction of the Civil Partnership Act discriminated against those in same-sex relationships.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

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‘Gay couples will get equal right to marry’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“The Coalition will give homosexual couples the same legal rights to marriage as heterosexuals, a senior Liberal Democrat has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2010

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Government insists vicars will not be sued for refusing ‘gay marriages’ in churches – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2010 in bills, Church of England, civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Ministers have assured clergy that they will not face legal action if they refuse to carry out new ‘gay weddings’ in churches.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2010

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Christian registrar denied leave to appeal gay wedding refusal – Daily Telegraph

“A Christian registrar who lost her job after she refused to carry out civil partnership ceremonies has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2010

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Gay weddings to be allowed in church – The Independent

“Gay men and women will finally be allowed to marry in churches after the House of Lords dramatically voted in favour of lifting the ban on religious premises holding same-sex partnerships.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2010

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Peers vote to allow homosexuals to marry in church – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2010 in bills, civil partnerships, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Homosexuals may be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in churches after the House of Lords voted in favour of scrapping a ban on same-sex religious unions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2010

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Church of England General Synod extends pension rights for gay partners – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2010 in Church of England, civil partnerships, homosexuality, news, pensions by sally

“The Church of England may not allow its clergy to have their civil ­partnerships blessed in church but it voted tonight to allow the survivors of same-sex ­partnerships the same pension rights as other spouses. The church’s General Synod, meeting in London, voted in favour of what supporters of the move described as ­big-heartedness at odds with the church’s public reputation for homophobia in its wrangles over gay clergy.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2010

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Same sex couples names to appear on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2009 in birth certificates, civil partnerships, news by sally

“New rules allowing same-sex couples undergoing fertility treatment to name both partners on the child’s birth certificate came into force on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

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UK challenged the right to civil partnerships of gay couples abroad – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2008 in civil partnerships, news by sally

“The government attempted to prevent same-sex couples in other countries from gaining the right to enter into civil partnerships, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

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