Tags: LGBTQ rights

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Inclusion of trans pupils violates religious rights, claim parents

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017

Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform. Read More »

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 »

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 »

‘Moderate’ Indonesia launches anti-gay police taskforce after public caning of two men

Posted: Fri, 26 May 2017

Indonesia's police are to launch a new crackdown on gay people, following a brutal public caning and the mass arrest of 140 gay men at a party. Read More »

BBC Trust rules against presenter who asked Christian Concern campaigner if she was a bigot

Posted: Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Former BBC presenter Iain Lee has said he is "flabbergasted" after the BBC Trust ruled his interview with a Christian campaigner was a "serious breach" of editorial guidelines. Read More »

Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage across USA

Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015

In an historic case the US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a legal right to marriage. Read More »

Tribunal to rule on Gay clergyman refused NHS chaplaincy job because he is in same-sex marriage

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2015

A Bishop stripped a Church of England clergyman of the licence needed to take a hospital chaplaincy job because he is in a same-sex marriage. Read More »

“Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed by US Christian lawyer

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2015

A California lawyer has proposed a "Sodomite Suppression Act" and warned of "God's just wrath" should the state of California not put homosexuals to death. Read More »

Homophobic preacher invited to address University of Westminster Islamic Society

Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015

Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad, who once said "godless homosexuals" engaged in a "criminal act", is to be hosted by the University of Westminster Islamic Society. Read More »

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions". Read More »

Christian bakers in gay campaign cake row could face legal action

Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014

A Northern Ireland bakery run by devout Christians could face legal action after it refused to make a cake with a slogan that supported gay marriage. Read More »

Bishop wants to withhold communion from Catholic MPs who vote against doctrine

Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion. Read More »

Fundamentalist Christians claim victory over “gay cure” bus advert

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2014

The Christian Legal Centre and the Core Issues Trust are claiming that a Court of Appeal decision today over the banning of an advertisement on London buses is "an important victory" – even though the ban remains in place for the time being. Read More »

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013

Church of England General Synod member, Andrea Minichiello Williams, has urged the Jamaican Government to keep the law that criminalises homosexuality and carries a potential penalty of ten years hard labour. Read More »

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