Sex and Gender

  • 23 Dec 2009

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, has written a letter to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni expressing concern and alarm at the country's draconian anti-homosexuality bill.

  • 18 Dec 2009

    Astonishment and anger was expressed by viewers yesterday after the BBC News Channel hosted an online debate - "Should homosexuals face execution?" - on its website.

  • 16 Dec 2009

    The Court of Appeal has turned down an appeal by a registrar who refused to officiate at civil partnerships and have rejected her claim that she was discriminated against because of her Christian faith. This is good news for all those Christians who are fed up of seeing Christianity used as an excuse for homophobia.

  • 15 Dec 2009

    Churches may be donating millions of pounds every year towards tackling domestic abuse, as well as counselling tens of thousands of victims and providing hundreds of thousands of nights of accommodation, a new survey has found

  • 15 Dec 2009

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that a local authority did not abuse religious liberty when it dismissed a civil registrar for refusing to carry out civil partnerships. Lilian Ladele had argued that her rights as a Christian had been breached.

  • 14 Dec 2009

    When London Mayor Boris Johnson joined in a carol service last week at the ultra-conservative church Jesus House, he could be sure of one thing: that whatever the reaction, the media would not give him nearly as hard a time as if he had associated himself with a group of fundamentalist Muslims.

  • 14 Dec 2009

    A unique coalition of faith-based and non-religious organisations is calling on the House of Lords to reject wide exemptions for religious organisations at its second reading of the Equality Bill on 15 December 2010.

  • 12 Dec 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.

  • 12 Dec 2009

    The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    After weeks of pressure from around the world, Ugandan politicians are reported to be considering an amendment to their proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill to remove the use of the death penalty.