Friday, July 11, 2008

Christian registrar wins tribunal over civil partnerships

Briefing: excellent news - Islington Council may appeal.

From the BBC, in part: A marriage registrar was harassed for refusing to conduct same-sex ceremonies, a tribunal has ruled. Lillian Ladele, who said the civil partnership ceremonies went against her Christian faith, hailed the decision as a "victory for religious liberty". The tribunal ruled that Miss Ladele was discriminated against on grounds of religious beliefs and was harassed. Islington council said it was "disappointed" and was considering an appeal against the ruling.

Miss Ladele said she was being effectively forced to choose between her religion and her £31,000-a-year job as a result. She said she was picked on, shunned and accused of being homophobic for refusing to carry out civil partnerships.

Full BBC story here. Previous post on this here (note the comments too).

1 comment:

Kathlene said...

Good news!

Islington Council intend to appeal against the ruling.

And an expert in employment law blogs as to why the findings of the Tribunal that ruled in Lillian Ladele's favour are fundamentally flawed:

http://blog.usefullyemployed.co.uk/2008/07/13/registrars-religious-discrimination-2/

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