5th December 2008
Relate admits wrongful dismissal of Christian sex counsellor who refused gays 20
5:17 PM — Relationships counselling organisation Relate has admitted it it wrongfully dismissed a Christian employee who did not want to work with gay couples.
Gay question on ONS surveys will help public bodies with equality duty
1:33 PM — The decision of the Office for National Statistics to start asking survey respondents about their sexual orientation could help promote equality.
3rd December 2008
Tories “broadly welcome” Equality Bill but want more detail 4
5:00 PM — The opposition parties have welcomed new government plans to unify the various strands of discrimination law and include gay people in public bodies' duty to promote equality.
Analysis: What will be in the Equality Bill?
12:29 PM — Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, welcomed the announcement today by Her Majesty the Queen that the Equality Bill will be brought forward in Parliament within the next year.
New bill announced in Queen’s Speech will “drive forward equality” 1
12:24 PM — The government will introduce a new Equality Bill in the coming session of Parliament, the Queen has confirmed.
2nd December 2008
Christian counsellor should have gay opt-out, employment tribunal told 9
12:43 PM — A man sacked from relationships counselling organisation Relate claimed that his refusal to treat gay couples was parallel to doctors refusing to carry out an abortion, an employment tribunal heard yesterday.
1st December 2008
Christian claims religious discrimination over refusal to counsel gays 10
3:54 PM — A group created "to stand up publicly against a tide of unChristian legal and political changes in the United Kingdom" is backing an employment tribunal case.
28th November 2008
Online reporting service for homophobic bullying “needs your money”
4:52 PM — A charity for young people and adults affected by homophobia launched its newly refurbished website and online reporting service yesterday with an appeal for funds.
Rugby league join gay workplace equality scheme 4
12:22 PM — The decision of the Rugby Football League to join the Diversity Champions Programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall has been hailed as a major breakthrough.
27th November 2008
Lesbian soldier wins MoD harassment payout 2
12:55 PM — A lesbian soldier has been awarded £187,000 in compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment.
26th November 2008
God-fearing policeman sacked over emails about sinful homosexuality 106
2:06 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful has been sacked for misconduct.
19th November 2008
President-elect Obama promises to back gay rights legislation 32
2:03 PM — The next President of the United States has published a comprehensive list of action he will take on gay rights.
12th November 2008
London university establishes free law surgery for LGBT community
3:33 PM — Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people later this week.
4th November 2008
Lesbians face “double-glazed glass ceiling” in the workplace
11:09 AM — A new study into the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women in the workplace has revealed that many of them were more concerned about their gender than their sexuality.
31st October 2008
Fire union backs sexual orientation questionnaire 3
6:58 PM — West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has defended an optional questionnaire it sent to all its staff asking them to state their sexual orientation.
30th October 2008
British Army targets gay graduates through new recruitment guide
1:08 PM — Stonewall's new nation lesbian and gay recruitment guide includes first time appearances for several major organisations.
27th October 2008
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
24th October 2008
Pink diplomats celebrate ten years of Foreign Office gay group
12:13 PM — In 1998, six people gathered in a gay bar in London to plan a revolution. They wanted to challenge anti-gay practices in their workplace.
22nd October 2008
Patient blackmailed GP over “gay” massage
1:40 PM — A fitness to practise panel of the General Medical Council has heard how a doctor was blackmailed for more than two years by a patient who claims he was sexually assaulted by him.
21st October 2008
Trans trucker awarded £20,000 by employment tribunal
1:30 PM — A transsexual who was hounded out of her job as a trucker after she began her transition from her former male gender has been awarded damages by an employment tribunal.