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UK Government Leaves Christian Registrar Out in the Cold Before European Court Trial

 

The Christian Institute:

Lillian Ladele, a Christian registrar who was disciplined for her stance on civil partnerships, will not receive the backing of the UK Government when her case reaches Europe.

Miss Ladele’s case is one of a quartet of religious liberty cases involving Christians that are set to appear before the European Court of Human Rights.

The Government has decided not to support her, instead backing previous rulings from British courts on the matter.

Supporters of Miss Ladele say there were plenty of registrars at Islington Council who could have easily provided a civil partnership service without requiring her involvement.

They say there could have been a ‘reasonable accommodation’ of her religious beliefs that would not have affected service delivery.