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The Sexual Orientations Uphold Human Rights. They Should Not Be Subject To Religious Bigotry.

Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:42

Religious groups are issuing a “torrent of lies” in order to have a new law that prohibits discrimination against gays annulled, says The National Secular Society.

The Government Must See the Sexual Orientation Regulations Through With No Further Exemptions.

Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:29

The National Secular Society (NSS) has welcomed the House of Lords decision to approve the Sexual Orientation Regulations, saying that “this is only the first step – the real battle will be to get the version covering England and Wales through without them being rendered meaningless with religious exemptions.”

Petition Queen to Block Anti-Gay Discrimination Regulations Is “An Affront to Democracy”

Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:06

The National Secular Society has condemned an evangelical Christian group’s intention to petition to the Queen to intervene over Parliament’s introduction of anti-discrimination provisions to be a “publicity stunt seeking to sideline the democratic process”.

Law on Public Authorities Must Be Tightened To Prevent Discrimination in Faith Based Welfare

Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 10:25

The National Secular Society has asked the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee to recommend clarifying the law to ensure that when a public body delegates functions such as faith based welfare to a private body, the latter is subject to a duty not to act in a way which is incompatible with human rights.

Claims That Christmas Has Been Banned by Employers are Exaggerated and Misleading

Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:23

The National Secular Society has dismissed the reports of employers “banning Christmas” as exaggerated and misleading.

BA Should Not Be Bullied Over Jewellery Ban, Especially by Government Ministers

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 13:43

British Airways are entitled to enforce a uniform ban on jewellery, and should not be bullied for doing so, especially by Government ministers, says the National Secular Society.

Government Must Resist Knee-Jerk Reaction To Griffin Trial: Do Not Restrict Free Speech Even Further

Posted: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 22:53

It would be catastrophic for freedom of speech for the Government to rush to further tighten the law on religious hatred as a result of the acquittal of BNP leader Nick Griffin, says the National Secular Society.

Theos “Doing God” Report Recommendations a “Recipe for Disaster”

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 17:20

The Theos report was criticised today by The National Secular Society (NSS) as “a recipe for disaster”.

Blair gives churches even more power to discriminate against thousands of staff at “faith schools”

Posted: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:51

The careers of tens of thousands of staff in publicly-funded faith schools have been put at risk because the Government has swept aside long-standing legal bans on discrimination against staff who do not share the religion of the school or do not have a religion at all.

Evangelical Report is A “Recipe for Discord and Conflict"

Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 06:34

The report from the Evangelical Alliance “Faith and Nation” is the best argument yet put forward for the urgent introduction of a secular constitution for Britain, says the National Secular Society.