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Thursday, 19 July 2007

Church of England loses gay job-dscrimination case

A gay man seeking employment with the Church of England has won (Times) his claim for "unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation" and is likely to receive substantial compensation. The Telegraph's report is here.

It is clear that, despite the disgusting exemptions granted to religious organisations under the Sexual Discrimination Act, which provide them the right to discriminate against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people in matters of employment, that there are limits to what such 'cults' can get away with under this law. I would like to see the Act amended to repeal these exemption completely, but the tribunal's decision is at least a move in the right direction.

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