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Equality Commission determined to push religion up the hierarchy of rights

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:40

The National Secular Society today accused the Equality and Human Rights Commission of allowing itself to be duped into supporting special rights for Christians in the workplace – putting the rights of others at risk.

Transfer of schools to academies in breach of European law

Posted: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:01

The National Secular Society has complained to the Government and the European Commission following legal advice that the transfer of both community and faith schools to academy status is likely to be in breach of the European Union Employment Directive.

Court rules against homophobic discrimination

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:04

Bristol County Court has awarded £1,800 each in damages to the gay couple who were refused a room in a Cornish hotel because of the owners’ religious beliefs.

Christian zealots launch campaign based on lies, distortions and paranoia

Posted: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:33

Christian Concern for our Nation and the Christian Legal Centre (which are, in effect, the same organisation) have launched a campaign called “Not Ashamed” which repeats the tired and discredited claims that Christians in Britain are being somehow “persecuted” or “sidelined”.

Children should be protected from bigoted foster parents

Posted: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:32

Christian campaigners are ridiculously exaggerating their claims that they are being disadvantaged in this country, says the National Secular Society.

Advertising watchdog has reintroduced the blasphemy law

Posted: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:03

In banning a mildly satirical advertisement for ice cream, the Advertising Standards Authority is reintroducing the blasphemy law into Britain, say secularists. Blasphemy law was abolished by Parliament three years ago.

BBC’s new guidelines on religion place a dangerous restriction on free speech

Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:06

New BBC editorial guidelines that restrict comment on religion have been condemned as a threat to free speech by the National Secular Society.

Adoption Agencies: RC Church prevented from putting dogma before children’s best interests

Posted: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 07:06

The National Secular Society welcomes the decision of the Charity Commission to refuse the application by Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) to continue discriminating against homosexual prospective adopters.

Church appears unconcerned at infection risk from Bibles

Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:50

A hospital Trust’s proposal to scrap the provision of Gideon Bibles in bedside lockers as a precaution against superbugs is being supported by the National Secular Society.

MEPs back proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:39

MEPs have today approved proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of ritually slaughtered meat.