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British children’s play-centre bans fathers

August 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A children's play-centre in Britain has barred fathers from attending with their children and is now facing a probe by equality watchdogs, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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First same-sex couple wed in New York

July 25th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS) Two women in New York city Sunday turned the first same-sex couple, marrying under the new law of New York state that allows same-sex marriages, ... Read more...

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg to preside over gay wedding

July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate a gay marriage which will take place on the 24th of July. The marriage will be between ... Read more...

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British cops to be asked whether straight or gay

January 13th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Millions of teachers, nurses and policemen in Britain would reportedly be asked to disclose their sexual orientation, religion and race as part of a new equality drive.Equalities minister ... Read more...

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Gentlemen’s club in UK to finally welcome female members after 119-yrs

October 28th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A gentlemen's club in Britain has finally decided to admit ladies as full members after 119-years.The Caledonian Club had originally been set up as a gentlemen's club in ... Read more...

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School meetings in evening ‘are sexist’, says Human Rights Commission

October 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released a new guideline for the school and local councils stating that they could be guilty of discrimination against women if ... Read more...

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Outrage over UK decision to implement ‘Sus’ laws allowing police to target minorities

October 16th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): According to a new proposal, British police would now be allowed to implement the 'Sus law,' which was scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black ... Read more...

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Death of office jokes with Brit law that lets ‘anyone sue for anything’

October 2nd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Brit MPs yesterday announced that the Labour's controversial Equality Act would be implemented immediately, which will allow office staff to sue for almost any perceived offence they receive ... Read more...

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Gays may ‘marry’ in traditional way in Britain

July 3rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Homosexual couples in Britain could be allowed to "marry" in traditional religious ceremonies, a minister has said. Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, said Friday the government was considering ... Read more...

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100 members of British armed forces are pagans

June 7th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Around 100 members of the British armed forces are pagans, while another 30 are witches, says a media report. The strange details about the beliefs of soldiers, sailors ... Read more...

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Queen Mothers former home in midst of homosexual weddings row

March 24th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.24 (ANI): The The Castle of Mey, the former Highland home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother has become embroiled in an equality row after opening its doors to Christian ... Read more...

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Watchdog chief warns that UK could return to racism as recession bites

January 20th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): The head of the equalities watchdog in Britain has warned that the country faces the risk of becoming more racist as recession woes increase resentment and division. Trevor Phillips ... Read more...

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Sikh schoolgirls kara is a matter of faith not fashion, UK court told

June 18th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): A lady lawyer representing the 14-year-old school girl in South Wales, London, who was barred from her school for wearing kara, argued before a high court judge ... Read more...

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