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“No explanation” for why council is declining Sabbath swimming cheque

“No explanation” for why council is declining Sabbath swimming cheque

Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Local campaigners have accused Lewis council of "blinding inconsistencies and contradictions" after it declined £11,400 to fund the opening of a sports centre on the Sabbath.

Washington Supreme Court: Religious beliefs no excuse for a business to discriminate

Washington Supreme Court: Religious beliefs no excuse for a business to discriminate

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.

High Court rules against sharia-only divorce claim

High Court rules against sharia-only divorce claim

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his wife must travel to Pakistan for a divorce.

Hackney launches consultation on unregistered schools

Hackney launches consultation on unregistered schools

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from the NSS and critical media reports.