A BBC Radio Four Audio Report: Christian registrars and gay civil partnerships

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Lillian Ladele, a civil registrar at Islington Council in north London, has told an employment tribunal that her Christian faith means she cannot perform civil partnerships for gay couples. She says she is being forced to choose between her faith and her job. The Council says Ms Ladele's position breaches its "dignity for all" policy and its code of conduct for employees.

The hearing has finished but the judgement is being reserved until September. Neither the Council nor Mr Ladele will comment further until judgement is given, but Mike Judge of the Christian Institute, who was at the tribunal, and Clare Murray, a lawyer and employment rights expert, joined Sunday.

Listen to it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchLaw & Legal IssuesReligion & CultureSexuality--Civil Unions & Partnerships* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

Posted May 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MargaretG wrote:

“dignity for all” including Christian employees of course.

May 28, 7:38 am | [comment link]
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