Tuesday , 18 December 2018

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European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

Air Transat

Canadian airline Air Transat has been accused of refusing to let a transgender woman board her flight from Glasgow to Toronto, Canada. Ari Bianca Silvera, who has dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship and who lives in Scotland, was planning to travel to Toronto with her partner to attend a friend’s wedding. Silvera alleges she was refused to board the flight, despite ...

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European Parliament Calls for Greater LGBTI Rights

European Parliament

In its annual Human Rights report, the European Parliament called for greater LGBTI rights both within and outwith the European Union. The report begins by calling on the EU and its members “to effectively address internal human rights challenges” including discrimination against LGBTI people. It also addresses the EU’s foreign policy in relation to LGBTI rights. The EU’s LGBTI Intergroup ...

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European Court orders Italy to legalise same-sex unions

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered a pioneering ruling condemning Italy for failing to legalise same-sex unions and demanding its introduction. The Strasbourg judges criticised Italy for violating the rights of three Italian same-sex couples (Oliari and Others v. Italy), who brought the case against the state, by not recognising their unions. ECHR found Italy in breach of ...

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Katrina and the Waves to star at Glasgow Pride

Katrina and the Waves in 1997, pictured with Sir Terry Wogan

Eurovision legends Katrina and the Waves will be performing at Glasgow Pride this year, it has been announced. The last UK entry to win the Eurovision Song Contest 18 years ago with Love Shine A Light,  the band is perhaps most famous for its 1985 hit Walking on Sunshine. Their Eurovision victory in 1997 came courtesy of a then record ...

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