10th September 2008
Government’s new equality panel to “focus on the gaps in society” 1
6:42 PM — A new National Equality Panel will be established to "map out" changes in life chances for people over the last decade in an attempt to tackle inequality in Britain.
EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian MP Angela Eagle tight-lipped about civil partnership guest list
6:09 PM — Treasury minister Angela Eagle has said she is delighted at the many congratulations she has received since it was announced earlier today that she is to enter into a civil partnership.
Dutch MEP appointed rapporteur for gay discrimination legislation 3
5:37 PM — A Green party MEP has been appointed as rapporteur for a new anti-discrimination law. Rapporteurs in the European Parliament are members of committees that produce a draft legislative resolutions.
Senator’s appeal against gay cruising conviction continues
3:31 PM — Judges in Minnesota will today hear arguments in the appeal of United States Senator Larry Craig against his conviction for disorderly conduct in an airport toilet.
Caymans define marriage amid fears UK will impose civil partnerships 14
3:15 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman was approved by the territory's Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Judge rules Florida’s ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional
2:44 PM — A Curcuit Court Judge in Florida has ruled that an openly gay man can adopt a boy with special needs he has been fostering for the past seven years.
Harriet reveals government minister’s civil partnership 3
2:09 PM — The UK's only out female MP is to enter into a civil partnership, it was revealed yesterday. Angela Eagle, a junior Treasury minister, is to wed her partner, engineer Maria Exall.
Cumming to America: Alan Cumming to become a US citizen 5
1:24 PM — Scottish actor Alan Cumming has decided to take American citizenship, and said he hopes to vote for Barack Obama in November's Presidential election.
Federal election called in Canada 2
1:02 PM — The minority government of Stephen Harper is hoping to increase its parliamentary representation after calling the 40th Canadian federal election for next month.
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
Court backs challenge to trans rights referendum
12:12 PM — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a transgender protection law.
Find out your rights at free law seminar in Manchester
11:57 AM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.