We reported here the case about the Registrar at the London Borough of Islington who refused to perform civil partnership ceremonies because same sex relationships were against her Christian beliefs. An Employment Tribunal upheld her claim. However, the case has now been heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal who, in a lengthy judgment, overturned the Tribunal’s decision and found there had been no discrimination.
As Sarah noted in her original blog there is a potential tension between religious discrimination and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. This may not be the last we hear of it.