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  • 14th September 2011

    PayPal won’t announce action against ‘gay hatred’ groups 47

    PayPal says it has to respect religious freedom

    3:47 PM — PayPal has responded to calls for it to cancel the accounts of faith groups accused of promoting hate against gay people. The e-payments service said it could not comment on individual accounts and has to take "freedom of religion" into account.

  • 30th January 2011

    Ugandan lesbian’s asylum appeal rejected because she didn’t read gay magazines 75

    Judge: "The Appellant appears to have taken no interest in forms of media by magazines, books, or other information relating to her sexual orientation"

    1:54 AM — A lesbian asylum seeker who was granted a last-minute reprieve from deportation to Uganda was denied the right to remain in the UK because she didn't own magazines or other literature relating to her sexuality, it has been revealed.

  • 13th January 2011

    Public bodies asked to find out about gay and trans staff 17

    Public bodies won't be forced to ask staff if they are gay (Photo: Jyri)

    2:05 PM — Large public employers are being encouraged to find out how represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are in their organisations. As part of the Equality Act, all public bodies will be required to publish information about the diversity of their staff from April but the government will not set diversity targets.

  • 12th January 2011

    Peter Tatchell: Don’t criminalise homophobic Christians 181

    Peter Tatchell says freedom of speech must be preserved

    1:21 PM — Where do we draw the line between religious freedom and free speech on the one hand, and public order and the protection of minorities on the other hand? Should people of faith have the right to express views that others find offensive and bigoted?

  • 7th January 2011

    Ofcom won’t intervene over BBC interview with gay execution supporter 75

    Ofcom said the issue falls outside its remit

    2:43 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom will not intervene over complaints at a BBC News interview with an anti-gay extremist who has supported the execution of HIV-positive gay men.

  • 18th February 2010

    Comment: The PCC should not be dismantled 37

    Stephen Gately died last October

    4:31 PM — The Press Complaints Commission made the correct decision about Jan Moir's article on Stephen Gately. Despite the inevitable calls for it to be dismantled and replaced with a statutory body, a free press is the watchdog of a true democracy.

  • 1st February 2010

    Pope Benedict XVI criticises gay rights in Equality Bill 76

    Pope Benedict XVI said gay equality measures violated "natural law"

    6:37 PM — Pope Benedict XVI criticised the Equality Bill on Monday for violating "natural law". He was thought to be referring to provisions in the bill which would have forced churches to employ gay staff. These were defeated by the House of Lords last week.

  • 15th December 2009

    Updated: Christian registrar Lillian Ladele loses appeal 254

    Lillian Ladele lost her appeal

    10:47 AM — An Islington registrar who refused to carry out civil partnerships for gay couples has lost her appeal. The Court of Appeal ruled today that Lillian Ladele had not been discriminated against.

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