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Religious discrimination: Christian registrar disciplined for refusing to carry out civil partnership duties was not discriminated against unlawfully

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In Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA Civ 1357 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a registrar with strong Christian beliefs about marriage who was threatened with dismissal for refusing to carry out civil partnership work did not suffer unlawful religious discrimination.

Key points

  • A registrar of births, marriages and deaths who was threatened with dismissal for refusing to undertake duties in connection with civil partnerships, because of her strongly held Christian beliefs about marriage, did not suffer unlawful discrimination on the ground of her religion or belief.