All judges and sheriffs in Scotland will be given specific training on domestic abuse, it has been announced.
Doctors, nurses and teachers could face criminal charges for failing to report forced marriage cases under plans being considered by the government.
CIVIL partnerships could be extended to mixed-sex couples or phased out completely, depending on the outcome of a Scottish Government consultation.
Business leaders from international companies including Coca-Cola, Citi and Deloitte have called for gay marriage to be legalised in Northern Ireland.
Despite progress, experts say systemic change is needed to ensure domestic abuse survivors do not feel “let down” by the courts
A new project to help parents and children form stronger relationships and overcome challenges has secured almost £95,000 of funding over the next two years.
A former Downing Street adviser has launched a project in Scotland to develop entrepreneurialism and skills around military bases.
A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.
More than 34,000 homeless applications were made last year, according to Scottish Government figures.
Police officers are set to receive specialist training to identify controlling behaviour. Scotland’s new Domestic Abuse Act, which will be introduced next year, will make controlling and coercive behaviours a crime.
LGBT groups say scrapping legislation that outlaws offensive behaviour at football matches would send a negative message to the community.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has introduced a bill to legalise gay marriage, the latest in a series of recent reforms in a country long regarded as one of Latin America’s most socially conservative.