Sex and Gender

  • 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.

  • 7 Jan 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the authorities to immediately release two Malawian men who were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with 'unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency'.

  • 24 Dec 2009

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has strongly criticised the inhuman UK policy on asylum seekers and has also spoken against the anti-homosexuality bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.

  • 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.