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Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned. The historic moment was confirmed by the Government as the so-called "Turing's Law" took effect on Tuesday. Justice minister Sam Gyimah said it was a "truly momentous day". The pardons, first announced last year, have…
Council bosses have paid a vulnerable transgender teenager nearly £5,000 damages after a member of staff breached his human rights by revealing personal information. The teenager, now 17, had taken legal action, saying the disclosure of information had damaged his mental health. His legal team, headed by barrister Sarah Morgan…
Northern Ireland's Equality Commission needs to take a long look at itself and stop favouring the "metropolitan liberal elite definition" of equality, Stormont's First Minister has said. Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster criticised the publicly-funded watchdog for its handling of the so-called "gay cake" case when it supported a gay…
Attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are set to be thwarted for at least another five years after the Democratic Unionists insisted they would continue to block a law change. First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster said she would deploy the contentious vetoing mechanism - the petition…
Christian bakers found to have discriminated against a gay man by refusing to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan have lost their appeal against the ruling. The owners of Belfast-based Ashers declined an order placed by gay activist Gareth Lee, claiming the message was inconsistent with their deeply…
A controversial lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland has been lifted. The decision by Stormont Health Minister Michelle O'Neill comes after a long campaign by gay rights activists and a series of court battles over the contentious prohibition. A similar ban was ended in England, Scotland…
A hospital trust in a city that prides itself on equality operates a culture of "bullying and discrimination", inspectors have said. NHS Improvement confirmed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed into special measures after Care Quality Commission inspectors highlighted a series of safety concerns and…
The body representing psychologists in Northern Ireland has supported the campaign for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Medical experts once recommended "aversion therapy" - which included electric shock treatment and brainwashing - in an effort to convert homosexuals. Members of the British Psychological Society in Northern Ireland today avoided attempting…
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