R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins [1997] IRLR 297 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • ECJ sexual orientation reference withdrawn

    Date:
    1 September 1998

    In R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins (No.2) (13 July 1998) EOR81D, the High Court has withdrawn the reference to the European Court of Justice in respect of whether it is contrary to the EC Equal Treatment Directive to discriminate based on a person's sexual orientation.

  • Sex discrimination: Armed Forces' ban on homosexuals referred to ECJ

    Date:
    15 May 1997

    In R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins, the High Court refers three questions to the European Court of Justice concerning the compatibility with the EC Equal Treatment Directive of the Armed Forces' longstanding policy of discharging any person of homosexual orientation.

  • Sexual orientation discrimination to ECJ

    Date:
    1 May 1997

    In R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins (13 March 1997) EOR73B, the High Court refers questions to the European Court of Justice relating to whether discrimination on grounds of a person's sexual orientation is discrimination on grounds of sex contrary to the Equal Treatment Directive.