Topics :: U.K.

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UK Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Anti-Gay Hammer Attack

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 8
A man from the United Kingdom has been sentenced to jail for 14 years for beating his gay roommate with a hammer in May 2013.

UK Gay Couples Get Right to Combine Coats of Arms

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | May 9
Britain’s gay couples have taken a step forward - into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms.

Britain Set to Hold First Same-Sex Weddings

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Mar 28
The British government has ordered rainbow flags flown over two prominent government buildings to mark the country’s first same-sex weddings.

UK Bi Teen Lied About Hate Crime Attack, Police Say

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
The claims by a British bisexual teen who said he was viciously attacked because of his sexuality last month are false, according to local authorities.

UK Warns Adults About Underage Teens on Hookup Apps

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 11
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency issued a warning to adults to be careful they are not hooking up with teenagers when using dating applications, like Grindr.

UK PM Won’t Attend Olympics, Not Because of Russian Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday that he will not go to Sochi, Russia, to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics, but said it’s not because of the country’s anti-gay law.

UK to Hold First Same-Sex Weddings on March 29

The British government says the country’s first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29.

British Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
A British member of parliament plans to introduce a measure that would ban licensed therapists from using conversion therapy, which some believe can "turn" gay people straight.

Lawmakers: Gay Asylum Seekers in UK Feel Pressured to Prove Their Sexuality

A British parliamentary committee has slammed the country’s asylum system, saying that some gay claimants felt under pressure to prove their sexuality.

Gay Marriage Bill Clears Britain’s House of Lords

Britain’s gay marriage bill has cleared its last major hurdle, passing through the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament.

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