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16 January 2006

  • 16th January 2006

    Gay groups angered by Scottish Catholics 1

    The Catholic church in Scotland is seeking an exemption from adoption laws for gays (photo credit: Ian Britton/ freefoto.com)

    12:00 AM — Gay rights campaigners and adoption groups have been angered by the Catholic church in Scotland's plans to seek an exemption from allowing gay couples to adopt.Senior Bishops are seeking a "conscience clause" giving the church and other faith-based groups the right to reject applicants to their adoption agencies on the basis of gender.

  • EU debates homophobia 1

    Gay rights groups are hoping the European Union will deliver fairer laws throughout Europe (photo credit: Ian Britton/ freefoto.com)

    12:00 AM — The European Parliament is this evening debating a resolution on homophobia in Europe.The resolution strongly condemns homophobia and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in EU member states and calls on European institutions to promote and protect the human rights of all persons regardless of their sexuality.

  • Police force is top gay employer 57

    The police force appear to have overcome allegations of institutional homophobia

    12:00 AM — Staffordshire Police has helped the British law enforcement sector overcome previous allegations of institutional homophobia by becoming the nation's top gay-friendly employer.The force that encourages gay officers to go on marches, take parenting leave and organise parties with local homosexual groups was ranked first in the Workplace Equality Index, compiled by gay activist charity, Stonewall.

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