MP for Gainsborough Edward Leigh has come under fire for suggesting on his website that only a ‘tiny number’ of gay people want marriage instead of civil partnerships… and that giving gays marriage rights is to ‘mangle’ the language of marriage.
The government today announced that same-sex couples now have the right to become civil partners on religious premises. The ruling is in an opt-in basis and will not force any religious group to conduct ceremonies.
A 36-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and leg after leaving The Black Cap, a gay pub in Camden in north London.
Stickers recently posted around Tower Hamlets in east London read: ‘Arise and warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment’.
A gay waiter who fell victim to sustained homophobic bullying at the restaurant where he worked has won £21,500 compensation.
The owner of a Hampshire hotel has been reprimanded by his local council after posting ‘poofters welcome’ on an announcement board by the front door.
Government Junior Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone is expected to announce this week a vital change to the laws regarding same-sex marriages.
Over the past four years, anti-gay attacks in London have risen by an enormous 28%, with 1545 homophobic crimes reported to the police last year. Racist attacks are up by 7%.
Ugandan lesbian ‘BN’ is no longer being detained in the immigration removal centre that she was immediately taken to after her case was granted an injunction last week.
Amendments to the Freedom Bill made today will mean that men with old convictions for consensual gay sex on their criminal records can apply to have them removed.