Why the Supreme Court ruled against the deportation of gay asylum-seekers – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2010 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers have won the right to live in Britain after the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Government was wrong to return refugees to countries where people had to choose between homophobic persecution or hiding their true sexual identity.”

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The Independent, 8th July 2010

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Supreme court recognises gay asylum rights – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2010 in asylum, homosexuality, international law, news, refugees, Supreme Court by sally

“Judgment means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have the right to escape persecution.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2010

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Court to rule on gay asylum seekers – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2010 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news, Supreme Court by sally

“The Supreme Court rules today on cases brought by two gay failed asylum seekers who could face persecution if they are deported.”

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The Independent, 7th July 2010

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Home Office advice to gay asylum seekers criticised – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2010 in asylum, government departments, homosexuality, news, refugees by sally

“The Home Office has been accused of telling gay and lesbian asylum seekers to avoid persecution back home by keeping their sexuality secret.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2010

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Judicial culture still deters gay and lesbian lawyers, say researchers – The Guardian

“The judiciary is failing to reflect the UK’s gay and lesbian community, experts say, as research suggests it is seriously under-represented on the bench.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2010

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Lesbian mother cannot be forced to pay maintenance – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2010 in child support, homosexuality, news, parental responsibility by sally

“A lesbian whose former partner bore a child through artificial insemination cannot be ordered to pay any maintenance, a High Court judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

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Homosexual men with convictions for consensual gay sex to have record of crime wiped – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2010 in criminal records, homosexuality, news by sally

“Men with convictions for homosexual sex with someone over the age of 16 will have any record of the crime expunged, Theresa May has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2010

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Charge against ‘gay sin’ preacher dropped – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2010 in homosexuality, news, public order, threatening behaviour by sally

“Charges have been dropped against a Christian preacher who told a police officer homosexuality was ‘a sin’.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2010

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UK policy on gay and lesbian asylum seekers challenged in Supreme Court – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2010 in asylum, homosexuality, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Laws which mean gay and lesbian asylum seekers can be returned to countries where they face persecution will be challenged tomorrow [10th May] in the UK’s highest court.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2010

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New surrogacy law eases the way for gay men to become legal parents – The Guardian

“Gay male couples will be able to use a fast-track route to become the legal parents of surrogate children from next week. On 6 April, changes to the law will permit two men to be named as parents on a child’s birth certificate for the first time in British history.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 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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Homophobic hatred could lead to jail – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 23rd, 2010 in homosexuality, incitement, Ministry of Justice, news, sentencing by sally

“People who intentionally stir up homophobic hatred could face up to seven years in prison under a new criminal offence introduced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd 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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Bill ‘will allow schools to teach that homosexuality is wrong’ – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2010 in bills, contraception, education, homosexuality, news by sally

“Campaigners today accused the government of performing a U-turn over sex education in faith schools, after changes to a bill they said would allow the schools to discourage the use of contraception and teach that homosexuality is wrong.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2010

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PCC rejects complaint over Jan Moir column about Stephen Gately’s death – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2010 in complaints, freedom of expression, homosexuality, media, news by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint from the partner of Stephen Gately, the Boyzone singer who died suddenly in October, over an article by the Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 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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Discrimination law change is dropped after Pope’s opposition – The Independent

“The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 4th February 2010

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The Big Question: What is equality legislation, and why is the Pope so concerned about it? – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in bills, equality, homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

The Pope has made an extraordinary intervention into British politics by urging Catholics to oppose the Equality Bill going through Parliament. The Bill has finished its passage through the House of Commons, and was being fiercely debated in the House of Lords last week, with religious groups lined up on both sides of the argument, and may become the cause of a stand-off between MPs and peers.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

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Government defeated three times over church gay plan – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in bills, Church of England, equality, homosexuality, news by sally

“The government has suffered three House of Lords defeats over moves churches said would prevent them denying jobs to gay people and transsexuals.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

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E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2010

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