Bent USA – No Defence of Marriage Act
A landmark decision has taken place in the USA now that the US Supreme Court has struck down a law that defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman.
Crowds who had gathered outside the Supreme Court cheered their approval as the news was announced that judges had ruled that the Defence ... [Read more]
Is That Discrimination?
A campaign by the UK’s leading advice agencies is helping people to become more aware of their rights as budget cuts and redundancies loom.
The ‘Is that discrimination?’ campaign helps people tackle unfair treatment and therefore protect themselves and others. Its Plain English award-winning ... [Read more]
The view of Pope Benedict
The interface between the protection of the rights of gay people and protection against discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief has once again been under the spotlight with the introduction of the new Equality Act on 1 October and Pope Benedict’s condemnation of UK equality law ahead of ... [Read more]
Advice – Children and splitting up
After 4 years in a civil partnership, my partner and I have decided to go our separate ways and have filed for a divorce. We are adamant that the lives of our adopted children should change as little as possible- is it possible to get shared custody from the courts?
A: When a relationship ... [Read more]
Editor’s words – March
Would you kill your partner if you thought you were being merciful?
With the recent news that Ray Gosling, the veteran BBC presenter who admitted killing a former lover who was dying of AIDS, had been arrested… what do Bent readers feel about mercy killings?
Mr Gosling, 70, made the confession ... [Read more]
We Don’t Object!
Something very pink and glittery has come from Broadway to London’s West End in the form of ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’. Now if you haven’t seen Legally Blonde get the DVD pronto and maybe check you are gay, as it’s one of the most brilliant and funny films… dah! So with a film that ... [Read more]
Advice – Bullying
Q: I am being bullied at work because of my sexuality. How does the law stand and what can I do?
Says Shiva Shadi, employment partner at Davis Blank Furniss:
A: Bullying continues to be an important issue in the workforce and can take a variety of forms whether it be invalid criticism, fault finding ... [Read more]