Sex and Gender

  • 28 Jan 2010

    Last Thursday evening, I sat on a tube train, counting in my head the number of same-sex couples I know who enjoy faithful, sexually exclusive relationships.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    In discussing Lord Alli's amendment to the Equality Bill to allow religious elements in civil partnerships, the Bishop of Winchester raised the concern that the amendement would 'blur the distinction between civil and religious marriage

  • 26 Jan 2010

    Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote allowing religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    The government has agreed to consider measures to give legal recognition to religious same-sex partnership ceremonies, after the proposal received support in the House of Lords. No religious elements are currently allowed in civil partnerships.

  • 25 Jan 2010

    The role of religion is under the spotlight as the House of Lords debates amendments to the Equality Bill. They include a proposal to allow religious elements in same-sex partnerships.

  • 22 Jan 2010

    A number of Christian campaigners have provoked controversy by encouraging churches to help people to “overcome” their attraction to members of their own sex. They have been criticised by other Christian groups and human rights activists.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    The House of Lords is preparing to debate a proposal to allow the use of religious language and religious premises in civil partnerships between same-sex couples. The proposal has been welcomed by a number of faith groups.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    Australian Quakers have agreed to lobby their government for a change in the law so that same-sex couples can marry on an equal basis to mixed-sex couples. The news follows a similar decision by British Quakers last year.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    “Career Women Make Bad Mothers" declared a paid-for advertising campaigns experiment. Hannah Kowszun disagrees, and says the 'debate' it was claiming to create is way off target. Not least for hard-working women with children.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    Large numbers of gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians in east Africa are accepting their sexuality while continuing to live out their faith, according to the Other Sheep network, which supports gay Christians around the world.