Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh’s latest attack on gay people

Yahya Jammeh, the President of the Republic of the Gambia, is back on the rampage against homosexuals in his country this time condemning gay adoptions. During his most recent statements made during last Saturday’s state opening of Parliament in the capital Banjul the president said, “We will uphold our cultural values to the high heights. […]

Adoption right backed by Lords and tenancy ruling endorses gay rights

Adoption right for unmarried couples backed by Lords In the House of Lords on Tuesday 5th November 2002 peers voted by 215 to 184, a majority of 31 to allow unmarried and gay and lesbian couples to adopt children during an impassioned four-hour debate on the Adoption and Children Bill. In October, peers rejected the […]

Government backs call for adoption by gay couples while Tories and Christian groups fight the proposal

The Government has confirmed that gay and unmarried couples are to be given the chance to adopt, saying that MPs will have a free vote on a change in the law. Alan Milburn, the Secretary of State for Health, announced his backing for amendments to a Bill that allows couples in a stable and long-term […]