Gay teenager is facing gallows as his asylum bid is rejected – The Times

Posted March 12th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay Iranian teenager faces deportation from Britain and execution in his home country after a Dutch court refused to hear his asylum claim.”

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The Times, 12th March 2008

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Now Iranian lesbian who fled to Britain faces deportation – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2008 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, special report by sally

“An Iranian lesbian who fled to Britain after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death faces being forcibly returned after losing the latest round in her battle to be granted asylum.”

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The Independent, 7th March 2008

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A life or death decision – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, special report by sally

“Mehdi Kazemi is a gay teenager from Iran. He sought sanctuary in Britain after his boyfriend was hanged for homosexuality. So why is Britain so determined to send him back to Tehran – to almost certain execution?”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

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Officer denied promotion over gay Facebook page – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in homosexuality, internet, news, police by sally

“A senior police officer has been denied promotion to chief inspector level because he posted personal information about his gay lifestyle on the social networking website Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2008

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Lords to reject new embryo Bill – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2007 in assisted reproduction, embryology, homosexuality, news by sally

“The Archbishop of York last night led a powerful cross-party attack by peers on plans to make it easier for lesbian couples to become parents through fertility treatment.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2007

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Archbishop condemns move to grant lesbians easier parenting rights – The Times

Posted November 19th, 2007 in embryology, homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“Britain’s leading Roman Catholic churchman gives warning today that the role of a father in a child’s life will be undermined by legislation to make it easier for lesbian couples to become parents to test-tube babies.”

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The Times, 19th November 2007

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Gay couple adoption appeal lost – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2007 in adoption, appeals, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“An ex-magistrate who says he was forced to resign because he would not place children for adoption with gay couples has lost his appeal.”

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BBC News, 31st October 2007

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Christian JP refused to rule on gay adoption – The Times

Posted October 23rd, 2007 in adoption, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“A Christian magistrate was forced to resign because he refused to place children for adoption with gay couples, an employment appeal tribunal was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 23rd October 2007

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Magistrate in gay adoption row to appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in adoption, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“A Christian magistrate who claims that he had to quit the bench because he objects to adoption by gay couples is taking the Government to court today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2007

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Charity: Pupils risk prosecution for ‘gay’ slur – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, school children, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Children who call their classmates ‘gay’ risk being arrested for committing a hate crime even if they do not know what the word means, a leading charity warned last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2007

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Inciting hatred against gays could lead to 7 years in prison – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in homosexuality, incitement, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“The Government is to make it a crime to incite hatred because of a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, Jack Straw announced last night.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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Bishop urged to resign after diocese loses gay bias case – The Guardian

“The Bishop of Hereford faced calls for his resignation last night after an employment tribunal ruled that he had discriminated against a gay youth worker because of the man’s sexuality.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2007

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Lesbian partners ‘should be recognised as parents’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“Britain’s most senior woman judge has called for same-sex couples who have children by artificial insemination to be legally recognised as the parents.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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Majority in poll back laws to protect gays – Reuters News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by traceydennis

“The vast majority of Britons support new legislation to protect gays from discrimination and would not mind if a member of their family was homosexual, a survey showed on Wednesday.”

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Reuters News, 23rd May 2007

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Officers’ homophobia hampered murder investigations, says review – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard’s reaction to killings and attacks on gay, lesbian and transsexual people has historically been blighted by “institutional” homophobia, according to a report. A review of how detectives handled 10 murders of gay men or transsexuals says that in some cases inquiries were hampered by lack of knowledge, reliance on unfounded stereotypes and personal prejudices. Of the cases examined in a process sanctioned by the Met, four remain unsolved.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2007

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Become less straight, white and male – or go out of business – The Times

Posted May 8th, 2007 in homosexuality, solicitors by sally

“In a better world, Adrian Barlow would be here to talk about his accomplishments as a lawyer. The recognition would not be undeserved: the son of a pathologist, raised in Huddersfield, Barlow read law at Cambridge before rising through the ranks of Simpson Curtis – later Pinsent Masons – to become a partner at only 31. Now, at 44, he is global head of Pinsent Masons property group, responsible for 150 fee earners and £20 million in revenues, boasting clients such as BT and Royal Mail. Instead of discussing his day job, however, we are here to talk about his sexuality.”

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The Times, 4th May 2007

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Early defence of gay rights discovered on dusty parchment – The Times

Posted April 26th, 2007 in homosexuality, news by sally

“A passionate defence of gay rights written more than two centuries before homosexuality became legal has been discovered.”

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The Times, 26th April 2007

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