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#Equality

# equality - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'Real hope but another reality': Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland

Surrogacy is happening – but Ireland’s laws need to play catch up.

# equality - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation

The cake was to have Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street on it.

# equality - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Instagram account is collecting the absolute worst men on Tinder Bye Felipe

# equality - Friday 31 October, 2014

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence

President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.

# equality - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is 'proud to be gay'

The 53-year-old businessman says he wants to trade-in his privacy to help others.

# equality - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night Pantigate

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night

Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.

# equality - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

No country in the world gives women the same power, pay and rights it gives to men

Plan Ireland published a report today that highlighted gender inequality.

# equality - Monday 6 October, 2014

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

# equality - Friday 26 September, 2014

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# equality - Monday 22 September, 2014

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.

# equality - Sunday 14 September, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland

Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…

Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws

Section 37 could be scrapped soon, allowing gay teachers to live open lives.

# equality - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.

# equality - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# equality - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# equality - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents Disowned

The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents

A video of Daniel Pierce’s confrontation with his parents has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views.

# equality - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.

# equality - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands march to demand marriage equality

“If you want a republic, put a ring on it.”

# equality - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Florida's state ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional

The statewide bar is the latest to be overruled by a federal court.

# equality - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Straight Irish couple attempts to survive the onslaught of marriage equality Armagayddon

# equality - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Gender Recognition Bill is "vital" says Equality Authority

The Equality Authority says it is worried about provision for married people who undergo gender realignment.

# equality - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but... yes.

The social media giant joins Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo in being lambasted for hiring mostly white and Asian men.

# equality - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case

The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.

# equality - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's the letter a pro-LGBT mayor wrote to right-wing activists targeting her city Flying The Flag

# equality - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# equality - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The42 Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90 RIP

Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

The American became a pioneer after victory in the high jump at the 1948 Games.

# equality - Monday 14 July, 2014

Church of England votes to allow women become bishops

The General Synod approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England today.

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# equality - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue

An amendment to the Employment Equality Act will prevent religious-run hospitals and schools from dismissing employees for being a lone parent, a divorcee, or LGBT – but not for being an atheist.

# equality - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Bakery refuses to make Sesame Street 'Support Gay Marriage' cake

Northern Ireland’s Ashers bakery say they ‘run a business by Christian values’.

# equality - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Same-sex marriage vote will take place in spring next year

Enda Kenny confirmed the vote will be early next year in the Dáil today.

# equality - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The sun shines on Dublin's Pride Parade as thousands attend

Today’s parade is believed to have had the biggest attendance to date.

# equality - Friday 6 June, 2014

New mayor of South Dublin says he's proud to be 'an openly LGBT mayor'

Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible.

Crucifix erected in Kerry Council raises questions about equality law Secularism This post contains a poll

Crucifix erected in Kerry Council raises questions about equality law

The idea for the crucifix was proposed Fianna Fáil Councillor John Joe Culloty who put down the motion at an April meeting.

# equality - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape

“One day, in 2007, I was surrounded by boys who told me they were going to rape me to give me a taste for men, that whatever I did I was still a woman.”

# equality - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# equality - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case

Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.

# equality - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# equality - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ireland drops to 22nd in Europe for legal equality for LGBTI people

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

# equality - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork calls for "unqualified equality for LGBT people"

Bishop Paul Colton says that “being gay is not a choice”.