Gay asylum claims not being counted despite pledge, admit ministers – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2011 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news, statistics by sally

“Ministers have admitted they are failing to collect data on the number of people who claim or are refused asylum on the basis of their sexuality, despite a government promise not to deport lesbians and gay men at risk of persecution.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anti-gay Christian couple lose foster care case – The Guardian

“A Pentecostal Christian couple have lost their high court claim that they were discriminated against by a local authority because they insisted on their right to tell young foster children that homosexuality is morally wrong.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ugandan ‘lesbian’ drops homosexual claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 21st, 2011 in asylum, homosexuality, news by sally

“‘BN’, the asylum seeker who escaped deportation to Uganda by claiming to be a lesbian, is the subject of a new legal appeal – which hinges not on her sexuality but on the publicity surrounding the case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

At last, the stigma of 50 years is removed – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2011 in criminal records, homosexuality, news by sally

“Gay men convicted for something no longer an offence win right for criminal records to be expunged.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ruby Thomas given seven years for homophobic attack on Ian Baynham – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2011 in homicide, homosexuality, news, sentencing by sally

“A former public school pupil who took part in the ‘mindless, drink-fuelled’ and fatal homophobic beating of a civil servant, stamping on him and kicking him as he lay unconscious in Trafalgar Square, today began a seven-year sentence in a young offenders’ institution after being sentenced for manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Trafalgar Square killers: two found guilty of attack that left gay man dead – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2010 in homicide, homosexuality, news, sentencing by sally

“Former private school pupil and ex-boyfriend convicted at Old Bailey of manslaughter of civil servant.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian mother loses battle to stop gay father spending time with children – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A lesbian mother has lost her Appeal Court battle to stop the wealthy gay father of her two children spending more time with them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Doctor asks Europe to rule on gay adoptions – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2010 in adoption, Christianity, homosexuality, news by sally

“A paediatrician who claims she was driven out of her job because of her Christian views will today start a legal battle over what rights doctors have to intervene in homosexual adoptions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay man and woman in court battle over children – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2010 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“A gay man and woman are fighting a bitter court battle over their two children born by artificial insemination.”

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The Independent, 8th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple ‘doomed’ to be turned down as foster carers, court told – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in fostering, homosexuality, news by sally

“High court asked to clarify whether views on homosexuality are compatible with fostering children.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Clare Balding complaint over AA Gill column upheld – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2010 in complaints, freedom of expression, homosexuality, media, news by sally

“Press watchdog censures writer over Sunday Times column in which he described TV presenter as a ‘dyke on a bike.’ ”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Catholic charity’s appeal over gay adoption fails – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2010 in adoption, appeals, homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A Roman Catholic adoption charity’s appeal to be allowed to discriminate against gay people wanting it to place children with them has been rejected.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

HJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT v Same ú – WLR Daily

Posted July 9th, 2010 in asylum, homosexuality, immigration, law reports, refugees, Supreme Court by sally

HJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT v Same ú [2010] UKSC 31; [2010] WLR (D) 174

“To reject a gay person’s claim for refugee status on the ground that, if returned to his home country, he could avoid persecution by living discreetly would be to deny his right, protected by the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, to live freely and openly as himself without fear of persecution. The current test, that such a claim would fail where the claimant could reasonably be expected to live discreetly concealing his sexual identity to avoid persecution, if returned to his home country, was wrong and should not be followed.”

WLR Daily, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.