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Mixed-sex Civil Partnerships fight goes to court

A court case begins today challenging the Government Equalities Office to open up civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld are bringing the case, arguing the current situation with marriage and civil partnership law constitutes unlawful discrimination. Wales, Scotland and England now have marriage open to mixed-sex or same-sex couples, while civil partnerships – though the initial […]

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Redefining Bisexuality In Spain

Spanish bisexual activists are petitioning to have their equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary define bisexuality as a real, whole thing in itself, rather than just as being an experience of alternating homo and hetero sexuality. The Royal Spanish Academy defines bisexuality as having that meaning or possessing both male and female sex characteristics. The campaign group Arcópoli have requested […]

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Bi Asylum Victory

Bisexual asylum seeker Orashia Edwards has finally won leave to remain in the UK after a three and a half year battle. As we reported in 2014 and as was noted at the Decision Making Plenary of that year’s BiCon, after fleeing Jamaica he faced a long battle with the Home Office over whether he was genuinely bisexual. Home Office […]

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Marriage: more conversions than tries

A new study published in the Journal of Family Law suggests that same-sex marriage has mainly been a hit with people who were already in civil partnerships. With over 7,000 same-sex marriages nationwide in the first twelve months, two-thirds of the marriages registered were of people who were civilly partnered in the decade since that method of partnership recognition became […]

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David Bowie 1947-2016

Pop star and 1970s bisexual icon David Bowie has died, it was publicly announced this morning. In a statement his son said, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” […]

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