Gay man takes fight for equal pension rights for his husband to Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

‘A gay man fighting to win his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy if he was in a heterosexual relationship takes his case to the UK’s highest court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2017

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UK deports 100 immigrants on ‘secretive’ charter flight, including bisexual man facing persecution in Nigeria – The Independent

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The British Government deported up to 100 people to Nigeria and Ghana last night, including at least one bisexual man who activists say will be persecuted in his home country.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2017

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Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of long-abolished sexual offences are posthumously pardoned – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2017 in homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned.
Dubbed the “Alan Turing law”, it will in effect act as an apology to those convicted for consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2017

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Magistrate disciplined after refusing to hear same-sex parenting case – Daily Telegraph

‘A magistrate who refused to sit on a same-sex parenting case has been given a formal warning for misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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Why you can’t legally commit adultery if you have a gay or lesbian affair – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2017 in homosexuality, married persons, news by sally

‘If you cheat on your partner with someone of the same sex, it’s not considered adultery – even if you’re in a same-sex marriage.’

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The Independent, 20th January 2017

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Hackathon app “will help LGBT people report persecution safely” – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2016 in computer programs, harassment, hate crime, homosexuality, internet, law firms, news, victims by sally

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people around the world will be able to report incidents of persecution to international lawyers stealthily through everyday social media, after a hackathon backed by some of the largest UK law firms devised an app.

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2016

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Hospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal – The Guardian

‘A Church of England hospital chaplain has lost his claim that he was discriminated against when his licence to work was withdrawn after he married his same-sex partner, in a case that gay rights campaigners hoped would force the church to change its stance.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Stephen Port: Serial killer guilty of murdering four men – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, homosexuality, murder, news, poisoning, rape, recidivists by tracey

‘A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, 41, lured his victims to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. Scotland Yard believes there could be more victims and is reviewing 58 deaths in London spanning four years involving the drug.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Christian couple refuse to give foster children to gay parents – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2016 in adoption, Christianity, fostering, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A husband and wife are fighting against their foster children’s adoption by two gay men because they “need a mother and father”.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2016

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Christian couple blocked from adoption amid ‘gay parents’ row – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2016 in adoption, Christianity, fostering, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A couple have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after expressing concerns about them being raised by a gay couple.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2016

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‘Turing Bill’ for gay pardons fails in Parliament – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in bills, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by michael

‘A bill that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men has fallen at its first parliamentary hurdle.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Minister unveils plans to pardon thousands under ‘Turing’s Law’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 20th, 2016 in bills, crime, criminal records, homosexuality, pardons, press releases by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences will be posthumously pardoned, Justice Minister Sam Gyimah announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2016

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‘Alan Turing law’ unveiled by government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay men convicted of historic offences – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2016 in crime, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under outdated gross indecency laws are to be posthumously pardoned, the Government has announced, in a “momentous” victory for campaigners.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

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Ofcom investigates Christopher Biggins’s CBB bisexuality remarks – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2016 in complaints, homosexuality, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom has begun an investigation into Christopher Biggins’s comments about bisexuality on Celebrity Big Brother.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2016

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Government ‘committed’ to Alan Turing gay pardon law – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in homosexuality, news, pardons by sally

‘Proposals to introduce new legislation which would pardon gay men convicted under historical gross indecency laws will be brought forward “in due course”, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd September 2016

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Keith Vaz to be investigated by Commons sleaze watchdogs after male escort scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2016 in conflict of interest, homosexuality, news, parliament, prostitution, select committees by tracey

‘An investigation into disgraced Labour MP Keith Vaz has been launched by Commons sleaze watchdogs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2016

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Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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New Home Office API on Gay Asylum Claims: Not Fit For Purpose – Free Movement

‘The new Asylum Policy Instruction on Sexual Orientation Issues in the Asylum Claim, published last Wednesday, marks an unwelcome retrograde step for the Home Office, which still continues to apply the ‘voluntary discretion test’ to gay asylum claims, even though this has been held to be unlawful, as a matter of EU law, since July 2015. Having made positive strides with respect to the quality of decision-making since the public outcry over the sexually explicit methods of questioning gay asylum seekers in February 2014, in August 2016 this API will lead to sub-standard and unlawful decisions by the Home Office, and arguably Courts and Tribunals who rely on the API, leading to devastating outcomes to those returned to countries where they will suffer persecution.’

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Free Movement, 8th August 2016

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There is widespread inequality for the LGBT community – so why isn’t the Government doing anything about it? – The Independent

‘LGBT people are at an increased risk of falling victim to hate crime, the incidences of which continue to rise. That being the case, it is wholly reasonable to question the 18 per cent cut in real terms to police budgets – safety is not at the heart of policymaking.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2016

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Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women experience discrimination at work, research finds – The Independent

‘Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women have experienced discrimination in the workplace, research has found.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2016

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