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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Islington will appeal against Christian bigot

Islington Council's said it will appeal against the ruling of an employment tribunal that found that Christian bigot Lillian Ladele (pictured) was right to refuse to register civil partnerships because it went against her religion (see also here and here).

The online Pink News tells us that the decision was taken after "careful consideration of the legal ruling made by the London Central Employment Tribunal".

Forty-seven-year-old Ladele initially swapped with colleagues in order to avoid having to join same-sex couples, but there were complaints, which led to an internal inquiry. She complained she was being discriminated against on the grounds of her religion.

Pink News quotes the gay rights lobby group Stonewall as saying it will "seek to intervene formally in any appeal process if the opportunity arises".

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