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Northern Ireland to pass Turing Law too?

The Northern Ireland Justice Minister has announced that the upcoming pardon for historic sexual offences known as the “Turing Law” may be extended to cover Northern Ireland. Claire Sugden MLA, the Justice Minister in the six counties, said: “Pardon arrangements should be brought to Northern Ireland as soon as possible to ensure that there is equal treatment for gay and […]

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European Parliament calls for further protection at work

The European parliament has called for further measures to improve the protection of LGBTI people on the shopfloor, and beyond. It comes in a report on the implementation of the EU’s Employment Equality Directive. The Directive, which was adopted in 2001, bans discrimination on the basis of age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation and religion and belief, in the field of employment […]

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Discrimination At Work (It’s So Over)

“Discrimination at work – It’s so  over”, pamphlet by Stonewall, 2004, 8 pages New laws mean you don’t have to put up with grief over your sexual orientation. Not anymore. So begins Stonewall’s slender A6 pamphlet, making clear the effects on employment practice of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003. It details the three kinds of grief (direct and […]

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The End of Section 28

The legendary Section 28 is finally gone.  BCN asked Scottish bisexuals – who have been free of it for some time – about life after “the clause”. Going… Going… Scotland, 2000AD.  The 15 to 20% of the general population who were, on a daily basis, directly affected by this evil and bigoted legislation had been promised its removal by the […]

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