Same-sex marriages need not be recognised in NI, court rules

Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017

The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Caught between Hindu and Buddhist nationalists: Rohingya Muslims face expulsion

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

The Indian government plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country to Myanmar after labelling them all illegal immigrants. Read More »

NSS calls for ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ after church starvation

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

The NSS has called on the government to consider banning so-called gay conversion 'therapies' after a Liverpool church encouraged LGBT+ people to starve themselves for long periods. Read More »

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform. Read More »

NSS criticises Archbishops over clerical hostility to LGBT+ rights

Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society's Executive Director, Keith Porteous Wood, has criticised Church of England leaders for their record on gay rights after they spoke out on the subject. Read More »

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities. Read More »

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

The National Secular Society has expressed its support for Richard Dawkins after a radio station cancelled one of his speeches because of his criticisms of Islam. Read More »

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so. Read More »

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools. Read More »