36 judgments found.

Lustig-Prean and Beckett v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications No. 31417/96 and 32377/96; (2000) 29 EHRR 548; [1999] ECHR 71; 7 BHRC 65
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mr. Lustig-Prean and Mr. Beckett were discharged from the Royal Navy on the basis of their sexual orientation. In June 1994, Mr. Lustig-Prean was approached by military service police and, wanting to avoid further and less discrete investigations, Mr. Lustig-Prean admitted that he was homosexual. In May 1993, Mr. Beckett admitted to his superiors that …Read more

Tags: Bullying, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Gay, HIV, HIV status, Homosexual, Humiliating treatment, LGBTI, Military, Most-at-risk, Queer, Secrecy, Sexual orientation
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Smith and Grady v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications No. 33985/96 and 33986/96; (1999) 29 EHRR 493; [1999] ECHR 72; [1999] IRLR 734; (1999) 11 Admin LR 879
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

The Applicants were both exemplary members of the Royal Air Force and had been discharged solely due to being homosexual. The first appellant was an enrolled nurse.  An anonymous female caller left a message on the applicant’s answering machine stating that she knew about the applicant’s homosexuality and afterwards informed the air force authorities. In a …Read more

Tags: Employment, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Military, Sexual orientation
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National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality v. Minister of Justice

Country: South Africa
Year: 1998
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: CCT 11/98
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were the South African Human Rights Commission and a coalition of 70 organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in South Africa. They brought a constitutional challenge to various statutory provisions in South Africa criminalizing homosexual acts. The Applicants claimed that the statutes in question violated sections 9, 10 and 14 of …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sodomy
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Laskey, Jaggard, and Brown v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 21627/93; 21628/93; 21974/93
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Laskey (L), Jaggard (J) and Brown (B) had taken part in sado-masochistic encounters with as many as forty-four other homosexual men over a ten-year period. These mainly involved maltreatment of the genitalia and ritualistic beatings, either with the assailant’s bare hands or a variety of implements. There were instances of branding and infliction of injuries …Read more

Tags: Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence
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Nielsen v. Canada (Employment and Immigration Commission)

Country: Canada
Year: 1997
Court: Federal Court - Court of Appeal
Citation: [1997] 3 F.C. 920
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life
Facts:

Appellant, a federal public servant, filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) on September 29, 1989 regarding the government’s refusal to provide dental care insurance coverage for her same-sex partner and her partner’s child. She claimed discrimination pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act (“the Act”) on the grounds of sex, …Read more

Tags: Gay, Health insurance, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation
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X, Y and Z v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 21830/93, 24 Eur. H.R. Rep. 143 (1997).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicants X, Y and Z were all British nationals. X is a transsexual who has undergone gender reassignment surgery to become a man. He has lived with Y, as her male partner, since 1979. The couple applied jointly for, and was granted treatment by AID to allow Y to have a child Z. X was …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Childbirth, Children, Gender identity, Gender identity disorder, Gender reassignment, Homosexual, Hormone therapy, Intersex, LGBTI, Minor, Pregnancy, Queer, Sex reassignment, Sexual orientation, Transgender, Transsexual
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Romer v. Evans

Country: United States
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Citation: 517 U.S. 620 (1996)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Petitioners (supporters of Amendment 2) brought this appeal from the Colorado State Supreme Court where that court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Amendment 2 was invalid. Amendment 2 barred the State of Colorado from enacting, adopting or enforcing anti-discrimination laws which would have protected homosexuals, gays and lesbians. Prior to Amendment 2, multiple cities …Read more

Tags: Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation
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Anderson v. Romero

Country: United States
Year: 1995
Court: 7th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 72 F.3d 518 (1995)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellee, Anderson, brought this challenge against two prison officials at the cell house in which he was placed. Anderson alleged that a superintendent and a guard violated his constitutional right to privacy and the Illinois AIDS Confidentiality Act by revealing that he was infected with the AIDS virus to an inmate sleeping in Anderson’s …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Disclosure, Gay, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Medical records, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Egan v. The Queen

Country: Canada
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1995] 2 SCR 513
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The appellants E and N, a homosexual couple who had lived together for 38 years and publicly represented themselves as partners, were denied a spousal allowance for N under section 19(1) of the federal Old Age Security Act 1985 (“Act”) solely on the basis that their relationship was of a homosexual nature and thus did …Read more

Tags: Domestic partnership, Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation
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Canada (Attorney General) v. Thwaites

Country: Canada
Year: 1994
Court: Federal Court - Trial Division
Citation: [1994] 3 F.C. 38
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

Simon Thwaites filed a complaint against the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), alleging that it discriminated against him under the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) by restricting his employment because of his HIV-positive status. Thwaites enlisted in the CAF in 1980 and by 1986 had risen to the rank of master seaman, a position that primarily …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Disabled, Employment, Gay, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Job safety, LGBTI, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexual orientation
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