Sexual Orientation

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

By Lauren Dancer- In Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott 2013 SCC 11the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether s 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code which prohibits the...
Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Could the outcome in Windsor v US be a hollow victory?

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Windsor v United States. We have been closely following this case on the OxHRH Blog. Today’s post will analyze the transcript...
Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

By Chelsea Purvis – The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the principle federal law addressing gender-based violence in the United States. But for the first time since its enactment...
A Quick Overview

A Quick Overview

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team has put together a quick summary of...
What’s love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

What’s love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked...
What's love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

What's love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked...
Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of...
Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of...
Religious Rights in the Balance: Eweida and Others v UK

Religious Rights in the Balance: Eweida and Others v UK

Yesterday’s decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Eweida and Others v the UK has been described as something of a ‘mixed bag’. By a margin of 5...
Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarlane v the United Kingdom: A Primer

Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarlane v the United Kingdom: A Primer

On Tuesday 15 January the European Court of Human Rights will give judgement on the applications of four Christian employees who contend that UK law fails to adequately protect their...
Brushing off moral case for pardon of Alan Turing may well turn into a legal case

Brushing off moral case for pardon of Alan Turing may well turn into a legal case

In this post human rights specialists and Alex Bailin QC of Matrix Chambers and John Halford of Bindmans LLP warn that if the government continues to brush off the moral...
The Ironies of Gay Divorce in Israel

The Ironies of Gay Divorce in Israel

By Dr Amir Paz-Fuchs It is a rare occasion that decisions by Family Courts in Israel receive front page headlines, as well as media attention abroad. But such an occasion...

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