Tuesday, 6 April 2004

bishop warns on exemptions

Stephen Bates reported in the Guardian some time ago now:
Bishop gives warning on equality law.

A Church of England bishop has stepped out of line with his colleagues by warning religious organisations not to campaign too vociferously for exemptions from equality legislation to avoid having to employ gay or transgender people.
David Walker, the Bishop of Dudley, warned that if faith-based groups campaigned too hard to be allowed to employ only those who shared their religious beliefs, they risked losing their special status in society.

Here is a fuller version of what David Walker said on this subject.

Completely unrelated to the above, I found this story from Uganda about Equality in Norway:
So Many Rights Yet So Far From Utopia. The whole report is interesting, but I can’t help mentioning that Norway has had a woman bishop since 1993.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Tuesday, 6 April 2004 at 6:18 PM GMT | TrackBack
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