Life term for homophobic murder – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2009 in homosexuality, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for life for murdering one man and attempting to murder his partner in a homophobic attack in south London.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Christian registrar loses discrimination appeal – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Christian registrar Lillian Ladele today lost her appeal against a ruling that she had not been discriminated against by being disciplined after she refused to conduct same-sex civil partnerships.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2009

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Court to rule in registrar case – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, religious discrimination by sally

“The Court of Appeal is to rule on a claim brought by a Christian registrar disciplined for refusing to conduct same-sex civil partnerships.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2009

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Christian loses sex therapy case – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, religious discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A relationship counsellor from Bristol who refused to offer sex therapy to gay couples has lost his appeal for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Last-ditch bid for ‘gay hate’ law – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2009 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, incitement, news by sally

“The government is bidding to overturn a defeat in the House of Lords over new laws criminalising ‘homophobic hatred’.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2009

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Christian registrar to appeal over same-sex ceremonies – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2009 in appeals, homosexuality, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Controversial claims that Christians should not have to condone homosexuality will be made in the court of appeal today [2nd Nov.], as a registrar says she suffered discrimination by being required to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2009

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Equal birth registration rights for female couples – Home Office

Posted September 2nd, 2009 in assisted reproduction, birth certificates, homosexuality, news by sally

“Female couples now have the same rights as heterosexual couples when registering the birth of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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Home Office, 1st September 2009

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Lesbians given equal birth rights – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2009 in assisted reproduction, birth certificates, homosexuality, news by sally

“Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2009

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Catholic mother launches legal battle after son placed with gay foster parents – Sunday Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2009 in fostering, homosexuality, news by sally

“The mother of a 10-year-old Catholic boy has launched a legal battle after a council placed him with homosexual foster carers.”

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Sunday Telegraph, 7th June 2009

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Bishops fight for right to criticise gay lifestyle – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2009 in Church of England, homosexuality, incitement, news by sally

“Church of England bishops are on a collision course with the government over its plans to amend the incitement to hatred laws, claiming they will stifle what they believe is legitimate criticism of homosexual lifestyles.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2009

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Law ‘will force churches to employ gay staff’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2009 in employment, equality, homosexuality, news by sally

“Churches will be banned from turning down gay job applicants on the grounds of their sexuality under new anti-discrimination laws, a Government minister said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2009

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Magistrate resigns over homosexual comments – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“A magistrate has resigned after making derogatory comments about homosexuals in a BBC television documentary.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2009

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Partners of lesbian mothers to get paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, paternity leave by sally

“Both women in lesbian couples with children should be given compulsory paternity and maternity leave, under proposals tabled in the European Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2009

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Christian charity worker suspended over opposition to gay rights – The Times

Posted April 14th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A charity worker has been suspended after telling a colleague about his Christian beliefs against homosexuality, even though he says he is not homophobic and was merely responding to questions from a colleague about his beliefs.”

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The Times, 12th April 2009

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HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT (Cameroon) v Same – Times Law Reports

Posted April 8th, 2009 in asylum, homosexuality, law reports by sally

HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT (Cameroon) v Same

“A homosexual asylum-seeker could not seek the protection of the court if it were a condition of protection that he hid his membership of a particular social group or modified some attribute or characteristic of the group to avoid persecution.”

The Times, 8th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ministers win vote on gay hatred – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2009 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, incitement, news by sally

“An attempt to insert a defence of ‘free speech’ into a bill designed to criminalise incitement to hatred over sexual orientation has failed.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2009

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HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT (Cameroon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted March 12th, 2009 in asylum, homosexuality, law reports by sally

HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT (Cameroon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 172; [2009] WLR (D) 87

“When considering whether a homosexual person was entitled to refugee status, the test to be applied was whether the claimant would reasonably be expected to tolerate that he would have to be discreet, not only in the context of random sexual activity, but in relation to matters following from, and relevant to, sexual identity.”

WLR Daily, 11th March 2009

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.

Parents face prosecution over school gay week protest – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2009 in education, homosexuality, news, parental responsibility, truancy by sally

“Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2009

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Youth guilty of gay man’s killing – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2009 in homicide, homosexuality, news by sally

“A teenager who killed a gay man after hurling homophobic abuse at him, has been detained for more than two years in a young offenders’ institution.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

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Deporting gay asylum-seeker ‘was unlawful’ – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2009 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news by sally

“A gay asylum-seeker who was unlawfully deported last year and now lives in fear of persecution must be found and returned to Britain, a High Court judge has ruled.”

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The Independent, 20th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk