List of cases

The table below provides a chronological list of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs in respect of applications by individuals against the United Kingdom relating to discrimination on the grounds of homosexual sexual orientation

Year of final decision/judgment Name Key issue Decision/judgment
1979 X. v UK Minimum age of sexual consent No violation
1981 Dudgeon v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity Violation Article 8

No violation Article 14

Articles 10 and 11 inadmissible

1982 X. Ltd. and Y. v UK Freedom of expression Inadmissible
1983 X. and Y. v UK Discrimination in immigration law Inadmissible
1983 B. v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity Inadmissible
1984 R.D. v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Inadmissible
1986 S. v UK Discrimination in housing provision Inadmissible
1986 Johnson v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity Inadmissible
1987 W.J. and D.P. v UK Discrimination in immigration law Inadmissible
1989 C. and L.M. v UK Discrimination in immigration law Inadmissible
1990 Z.B. v UK Discrimination in immigration law Inadmissible
1995 Wilde, Greenhalgh and Parry v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Struck off list
1995 V., W., X., Y., and Z. v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity (sado-masochism) Inadmissible
1996 Wingrove v UK Censorship of homoerotic imagery on grounds of blasphemy No violation
1997 Fleming v UK Discrimination due to partner’s employment Inadmissible
1997 Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity (sado-masochism) No violation
1999 Smith and Grady v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Violation Article 8
1999 Lustig-Prean and Beckett v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Violation Article 8
2000 Craig v UK Discrimination in parental rights Inadmissible
2000 A.D.T. v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity Violation Article 8
2000 Cardoso and Johansen v UK Discrimination in immigration law Struck off list
2001 Young v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2001 Sutherland v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Struck off list
2001 Morris v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Struck off list
2002 Connell and Others v UK Criminalization of private sexual activity Struck off list
2002 Goddard v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2002 Beck, Copp and Bazeley v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Violation Article 8

Violation Article 13

2002 Perkins and R. v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Violation Article 8
2002 Waite v UK Minimum age of sexual consent No violation
(in respect of sexual orientation discrimination complaint)
2003 Brown v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2004 B.B. v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Violation Article 14 in conjunction with Article 8
2004 F. v UK Deportation of asylum seeker Inadmissible
2005 Love and Others v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Inadmissible
2006 R. and F. v UK Recognition of same-sex marriage following gender reassignment Inadmissible
2006 Parry v UK Recognition of same-sex marriage following gender reassignment Inadmissible
2007 MacDonald v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2007 Leathart v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2007 Ford v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2007 Boden v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Chambers v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Garnham v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 MacDonald v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 de La Maziere v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Fitzgerald v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Day v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Griggs v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Anderson v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Wheeler v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Self v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Blakemore and 41 Others v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2007 O’Keefe v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Walton v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Stinton v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2007 Garford v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Partly inadmissible and partly struck off list
2008 Greig v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2008 Hocking v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2008 Courten v UK Discrimination in taxation Inadmissible
2009 Small v UK Minimum age of sexual consent Struck off list
2009 Hunt and Miller v UK Prohibition on homosexuality in armed forces Struck off list
2009 M.W. v UK Discrimination in social security benefit Inadmissible
2010 J.M. v UK Discrimination in payment of child maintenance Violation Article 14 in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol 1
2011 D.B.N. v UK Deportation of asylum seeker Struck off list