Tags: Discrimination

European Commission to investigate complaints concerning employment discrimination in ‘faith’ schools

European Commission to investigate complaints concerning employment discrimination in ‘faith’ schools

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

The European Commission is to investigate complaints submitted by the National Secular Society concerning whether UK legislation relating to state funded 'faith' schools breaches European employment laws in relation to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. Read More »

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012

The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief. Read More »

NSS intervene in landmark cases at European Court of Human Rights

NSS intervene in landmark cases at European Court of Human Rights

Posted: Sun, 02 Sep 2012

Four controversial British religious discrimination cases are due to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday 4 September 2012. The outcome will have a huge impact on how future equality cases involving religion are determined. Read More »

NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage

NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage

Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2012

A poll of more than 2,000 people conducted by YouGov for the Stonewall gay rights group has revealed that three in five people who define themselves as religious support government plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples, despite an hysterical campaign against the proposal by some religious leaders. Read More »

Gove backs voluntary cap on faith-based admissions in new Catholic school

Gove backs voluntary cap on faith-based admissions in new Catholic school

Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that cap on faith-based admissions at a proposed new faith school in south west London would be "very sensible". Read More »

Lord Alton wants the Government to change a law that doesn’t exist

Lord Alton wants the Government to change a law that doesn’t exist

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012

The Christian fantasy that the Government has banned the wearing of crosses in the workplace was brought down to earth last week in the House of Lords, when Lord Alton asked whether the Government has "any plans to clarify the law in respect of Christians wishing to wear a cross in the workplace." Read More »

Christian hotel owners fined for refusing to let a gay couple stay

Christian hotel owners fined for refusing to let a gay couple stay

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

The Christian owners of a private hotel have lost their appeal against a £3,600 fine imposed on them for refusing to allow a gay couple to occupy a double room at Chymorvah House in Marazion, Cornwall, in 2008. Read More »

Polish Airline bans display of religious symbols by cabin crews

Polish Airline bans display of religious symbols by cabin crews

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

Conservative MPs in Poland have complained to the national airline LOT that banning staff wearing the Roman Catholic cross on flights is "discriminatory" and "unconstitutional". Read More »