Despite recent controversy, civil partnerships have been a huge success – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2008 in civil partnerships, news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

“Last month, a civil registrar who refuses to officiate at partnerships between same-sex couples, claiming it is ‘sinful’ and against her religion, brought a legal case that could have implications for ceremonies nationwide. ‘As a matter of religious conscience,’ Lillian Ladele said she couldn’t perform civil partnerships for gay couples and has accused North London’s Islington council of religious discrimination and victimisation because it asked her to continue performing them despite her views.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2008

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Registrar Lillian Ladele ‘faced sack for obeying Christian doctrine on gay unions’ – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2008 in news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

“A civil registrar who refuses to officiate at partnerships between same-sex couples, claiming that it is ‘sinful’ and against her religion, has brought a legal case that could have implications for ceremonies conducted throughout the country.”

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The Times, 21st May 2008

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Registrar sues for right not to marry gays – Daily Telegraph

“A registrar is taking her employer to a tribunal this week to determine whether she can refuse to officiate at homosexual ‘weddings’ because of her religious beliefs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

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Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

Posted August 1st, 2007 in legislation, registrars, statistics by sally

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk