Originally Posted by Weru
Gloves of Power now seem to apply Bane to the wearer and not to the target. Talk about a surprise for the unlucky wearer.

No, they are working as intended, wearing them in my current playthrough. Read the description again carefully.
The gloves cast bane on the wearer if they aren't branded with the mark of the absolute. They only cast bane on the target if you get branded by priestess gut.