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November 2018
News > Persecution

Christian bakers win ‘gay cake’ free speech case

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian bakery in Northern Ireland did not break discrimination laws when it refused to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage. The result is a major boost for freedom of speech. However, it does not overturn previous cases against Christian hotel owners or marriage registrars. Handing down their ruling on 10 October, the five judges were unanimous in their judgment. The judges said that equality law does not compel people to say something with which they profoundly disagree. President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, said the Ashers bakery did not discriminate against the customer,...

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September 2018
News > Family

Family – Overriding parental consent

Local authorities in Scotland have been caught out telling teachers to override parental consent by default. An instructional video — which was swiftly been removed after it came to light — told teachers to act this way because ‘otherwise you’ll have to show you obtained parent and child consent’. Alison Preuss, of the Scottish Home Education Forum, said she was left ‘utterly dumbfounded’ by the video. She said: ‘I could not believe what I was seeing. You cannot do that and be compliant with data protection and human rights laws.’ The Scottish government has been trying to introduce a ‘named person’ scheme, where every child...

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