Anti-gay preachers banned from UK – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2009 in homosexuality, immigration, incitement, news by sally

“A father and daughter from a US church which has called for homosexuals to be killed, have been banned from entering the UK by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asylum for lesbian on the run from Iran – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2009 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A lesbian who fled Iran after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran has won her battle to be granted asylum in Britain.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sol Campbell: Three plead guilty to racist and homophobic chants – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, racism, sport by sally

“Three men have pleaded guilty to chanting homophobic and racist abuse at Sol Campbell during a football match.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2009

Source: www.telegarph.co.uk

Simmons & Simmons named most gay-friendly law firm – The Times

Posted January 8th, 2009 in homosexuality, law firms, news by sally

“Simmons & Simmons has been named the most gay-friendly law firm in the UK by a leading lobby group. ”

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The Times, 7th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Homophobic abuse is unlawful regardless of victim’s sexuality, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2009 in harassment, homosexuality, news by sally

“A person does not need to be gay to be protected against homophobic abuse in the workplace, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The ruling extends harassment legislation to situations where someone is teased for being something they clearly are not.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th January 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

English v Thomas Sanderson Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted January 5th, 2009 in harassment, homosexuality, law reports by sally

English v Thomas Sanderson Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Harassment at work on the ground of sexual orientation could occur irrespective of the victim’s actual sexual orientation or the tormentors’ perception of his orientation.”

The Times, 5th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Homophobic killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2008 in homosexuality, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A homophobic man has been jailed for life for stabbing to death an accountant in a public toilet.”

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BBC News, 12th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Counsellor ‘sacked for refusing to work with gay couples’ – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2008 in harassment, homosexuality, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Christian counsellor from Bristol is to take a charity to a tribunal after he was allegedly sacked for refusing to work with same-sex couples.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lesbian couple left humiliated by sexist jokes, tribunal told – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2008 in homosexuality, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A lesbian couple were left ‘humiliated’ after colleagues joked about their sexuality, an employment tribunal heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay judge shatters ‘pink glass ceiling’ – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in homosexuality, judges, news by sally

“It is often said that the ‘pink glass ceiling’ which holds back the promotion of gay and lesbian people in British society is double glazed when it comes to professional mobility among the higher echelons of the judiciary.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Top law firms excel in sexual diversity index – Legal Week

Posted September 5th, 2008 in equality, homosexuality, law firms, news by sally

“Clifford Chance, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and White & Case are among 64 law firms to receive a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2009 Corporate Equality Index, writes the Am Law Daily.”

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Legal Week, 4th September 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Christian policeman ‘victimised’ over opposition to gay pride event – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2008 in homosexuality, news, police, religious discrimination, victimisation by sally

“A Christian policeman is taking his own force to an employment tribunal over claims that it ‘harassed’ him because of his religious opposition to homosexuality.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Paying to be discriminated against – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2008 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, news, registrars by sally

“The decision in favour of a registrar who refused to deal with gay couples sets a hugely dangerous precedent.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Heinz male kiss ad cleared by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in advertising, homosexuality, news by sally

“The UK’s advertising regulator has decided not to investigate Heinz’s ‘male kiss’ TV ad, despite 215 complaints from viewers that it was offensive and ‘inappropriate to see two men kissing’.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hate crimes: one in five gay people suffer homophobic attacks – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2008 in assault, harassment, hate crime, homosexuality, news by sally

“One in five lesbian and gay people have been victims of homophobic aggression over the past three years, a survey of hate crime revealed today. ”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Heinz pulls Deli Mayo gay kiss advert – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2008 in advertising, homosexuality, news by sally

“Heinz has withdrawn its Deli Mayo TV ad that featured two men sharing a kiss and apologised to viewers after the advertising regulator received about 200 complaints that it was offensive and inappropriate.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Iran is safe for ‘discreet’ gays, says Jacqui Smith – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers can be safely deported to Iran as long as they live their lives ‘discreetly’, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, has claimed.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gay student who faced execution in Iran granted asylum in Britain – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay man who faces the death penalty in Iran has won asylum in the UK after protests prompted the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, to reconsider his case.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs reject ‘need for father’ in IVF bill – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2008 in assisted reproduction, homosexuality, news by sally

“Modernisers on both sides of the House of Commons tonight easily defeated attempts to restrict access for lesbian couples seeking to conceive children through IVF treatment.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gay group’s anger at Tory amendment to IVF Bill – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, homosexuality, news by sally

“Gay campaigners criticised the Conservative Party last night after its health spokesmen attempted to force women to give the name of their sperm donor before being allowed IVF treatment.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk