Christian Registrar wins Civil partnerships challenge

A registrar who objected to conducting civil partneships has won her Industrial Tribunal case against Islington Council for discrimination of the grounds of religious belief and harrassment. Lillian Ladele described it as:

“…a victory for religious liberty, not just for myself but for others in a similar position to mine. Gay rights should not be used as an excuse to bully and harass people over their religious beliefs,”

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell described the decision as a:

“violation of human rights”