Archive for the 'homosexuality' Category

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

“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

“‘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

“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

“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

“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

“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


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