10th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: New Look’s HR department ‘should be shot’ for gay partners discount fiasco 4
5:45 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative party Michael Fabricant has criticised retailer New Look for a policy, now changed, which excluded the partners of gay staff members.
Tory MP Mike Freer: New Look’s gay discount issue shows we still need to be vigilant about equality
4:24 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has welcomed the decision by retailer New Look to change its discount policy to include the partners of gay staff, but says that it highlights that discrimination still needs to be challenged.
8th March 2014
Tory MP Mike Freer glad New Look will ‘review’ potentially ‘discriminatory’ discount policy
12:05 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has said he is hopeful that New Look will change its policy on staff discounts, in order to include allow gay couples to use it, should they wish.
7th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: ‘I am surprised and alarmed’ at New Look’s policy excluding same-sex couples 3
6:22 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant has become the latest to weigh in on a staff discount policy at retail giant New Look, which may be in breach of the Equality Act by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
New Look bans gay staff from discount that straight employees can use 52
3:45 PM — A leading high street clothing retailer has put its staff discount policy "under review", after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it was "indirectly discriminating" against gay and lesbian staff members.
4th March 2014
US: Indiana bill would deny tax benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:20 PM — Despite an instruction from the federal tax agency in the US, the state of Indiana has introduced a measure to deny tax benefits to same-sex couples.
28th February 2014
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 13
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
21st February 2014
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
14th February 2014
To PinkNews readers in relationships: Happy Valentine’s Day from George Osborne (seriously) 5
2:08 PM — In one of the probably less desirable Valentine's messages, the HMRC has advised all couples planning on moving in together to let their tax office know, particularly if they claim tax credits.
9th January 2014
Privacy groups fear ‘serious threat’ from facial recognition app which could out gay subjects 12
4:21 PM — Privacy groups have expressed concern at a new facial recognition app as it could lead to LGBT subjects having information from multiple platforms linked against their wishes.
5th December 2013
Plans to give tax benefits for unmarried Israeli gay couples 3
10:59 AM — A new bill proposed by Israeli political parties Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi will offer tax breaks for unmarried gay parents.
30th November 2013
Nike launches political action committee to push for equal marriage 1
1:20 PM — Nike has launched its own political action committee (PAC) in order to push for equal marriage in Oregon.
4th November 2013
Barilla pasta to make ‘inclusive’ ads despite chair saying he would ‘never feature an ad with a gay family’ 14
5:29 PM — Barilla, the Italian pasta company which came under fire after its chairman said he would "never feature an ad with a gay family", now plans to do just that.
1st November 2013
Gay British banking chief appointed to board of GLAAD
2:31 PM — Barclays chief Anthony Watson has been elected to the board of GLAAD, becoming the first gay British citizen to join the US LGBT media advocacy group.
Petition puts pressure on Marriott to stop hosting ‘ex-gay therapy’ conference 6
1:56 PM — Despite historically supporting gay rights, Marriott has come under fire for hosting an ex-gay therapy conference.
24th October 2013
Credit Suisse launches LGBT Equality Index
1:33 PM — From this week, Credit Suisse’s private banking clients in the US will be able to buy into a portfolio of blue-chip companies with LGBT-friendly policies.
23rd October 2013
Nominations for PinkNews Award for Business Network of the Year
1:34 PM — The inaugural PinkNews Awards are being hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, this evening, and will be presented to recognise the contributions of politicians, businesses and community campaigning groups to advancing LGBT life across the UK.
22nd October 2013
HSBC UK boss heads up LGBT business list 2
8:09 PM — The head of UK banking at HSBC has topped the OUTstanding in Business awards, published by the Financial Times on Tuesday.
14th October 2013
UK: Committee to ask minister why pension arrangements remain unequal for gay couples 3
3:49 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb will have to explain why the government is continuing to allow same-sex couples to be treated differently from heterosexuals in a select committee appearance later this month.
28th September 2013
US: Major oil and gas company to extend health benefits to same-sex married couples 10
2:08 PM — A major US multinational oil and gas corporation has said it will offer benefits to legally married same-sex couples across the US for the first time, starting next week.