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National Secular Society welcomes European Court of Human Rights ruling on ‘religious discrimination’ cases

From NSS website

[...]  Reacting to the landmark ruling, Keith Porteous Wood, Executive Director of the National Secular Society, said:
 
"First and foremost, this ruling demonstrates that UK equality law is fully compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and that there is no need to change UK law. Any attempt to do so by the Government would therefore signal a clear desire to give privileged treatment to religious believers, and would be robustly challenged.
 
"In the cases of the registrar who refused to conduct civil partnerships and the counsellor who wouldn't counsel gay couples – the principle of non-discrimination against gay people has been upheld. If they had won these cases, it would have driven a coach and horses through the equality laws. The rights of gay people to fair and equal treatment would have been kicked back by decades.
 
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