THE GOVERNMENT’S LGBT ACTION PLAN: BANNING CONVERSION THERAPY Following the UK government revealing its LGBT Action plan, lawyer Andrew Spearman takes a look at the logistic of enforcing the proposed ban of the controversial practice of conversion therapy… The UK government’s LGBT Action Plan sounds a little like the blueprint for an upcoming war game, […]
It has been over 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality started – and since then we have made some phenomenal steps forward when it comes to protecting the rights of people in the LGBT community. Perhaps the biggest and most seminal piece of legislation in recent memory was the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act […]
A transgender woman has been refused direct access to her children due to the discriminatory and trans-phobic practice of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (Charedi). Despite the resilience of the children and the inherent best interests being served by a child having direct contact with their parent, a High Court Judge has nonetheless supported the birth mother in […]
Do Intended Parents have the right to receive maternity or paternity leave where a surrogate mother has given birth to a child? As from 5th April 2015, the Children and Families Act grants applicants for Parental Orders in surrogacy arrangements the ability to choose to take shared Parental Leave within the first year after their child’s birth. […]
There are many ways for same sex couples to have children and fulfill their dreams of having a family. The parenthood and fertilisation laws are developing to keep pace with each other, but it is important to seek legal advice on matters where you are unsure. Same Sex Female Couples A same sex female couple […]
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 has changed the law to allow couples who were in a same sex relationship to formally register their relationship. The Act conveys to civil partners basically the same rights and responsibilities as married couples enjoy, providing protection upon death or separation. Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements For further financial security you may […]
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