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NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Chinese government's crackdown on religious freedom.

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform.

European Court of Justice: Employers can require staff to wear religiously neutral clothing

European Court of Justice: Employers can require staff to wear religiously neutral clothing

Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has advised that employers can ask their staff to "dress neutrally" provided rules are consistent and apply to all religious symbols equally.

Ashers Bakery loses appeal over cake with “Support Gay Marriage” slogan

Ashers Bakery loses appeal over cake with “Support Gay Marriage” slogan

Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2016

A bakery firm which cancelled an order for a cake with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage" has lost its appeal against the ruling that they had unlawfully discriminated.

EHRC to investigate gender segregation at Islamic faith school

EHRC to investigate gender segregation at Islamic faith school

Posted: Fri, 06 May 2016

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked by the Department for Education to investigate an independent Islamic school that segregated its staff by gender.