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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Freedom of religion and non-discrimination

Black and Morgan v. Wilkinson, Slough County Court, United Kingdom (18 October 2012)

Procedural Posture Michael Black and John Morgan filed a claim under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 that Susanne Wilkinson had discriminated against them by refusing to provide them a room at her bed and breakfast. Facts Claimants are a same-sex couple who are not in a civil partnership or married. They booked a […]

Eadie and Thomas v. Riverbend Bed and Breakfast and Others, British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, Canada (17 July 2012)

Procedural Posture Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal alleging that Riverbend Bed and Breakfast and its owners Susan and Les Molnar had discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation. Facts The Molnars, who are evangelical Christians, own and run a bed and breakfast. The Riverbend […]

In the Matter of Marriage Commissioners Appointed Under the Marriage Act, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Canada (10 January 2011)

Procedural Posture Constitutional Reference brought before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Court was asked to determine the validity of possible amendments to the Saskatchewan Marriage Act 1995. Facts The Saskatchewan Marriage Act empowered certain individuals, in particular qualified members of religious bodies, to conduct marriage ceremonies. In addition, […]

Hall v. Bull, Bristol County Court, United Kingdom (4 January 2011)

Procedural Posture Discrimination claim brought before the Bristol County Court under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007. The claimants sought damages and declaratory relief. The Equality and Human Rights Commission assisted the claimants in their claim. Facts The claimants were a same-sex couple in a civil partnership. They had made a reservation for a […]

Ladele v. Borough of Islington, Court of Appeal, Civil Division, United Kingdom (15 December 2009)

Procedural Posture The appellant brought a case to the Employment Tribunal alleging workplace discrimination based on religious views. The Employment Tribunal concluded that the government had harassed, and both directly and indirectly discriminated against the appellant under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations. The Employment Appeal Tribunal reversed that decision, holding that the Religion […]

Strydom v. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Gemeente Moreleta Park, Equality Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division) (27 August 2008)

Procedural Posture The complainant brought a case against Nederduitse Gereformeerde Gemeente Moreleta Park (Dutch Reform Church) in Equality Court. The complainant alleged that the Church’s termination of his contract on the basis of sexual orientation violated the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act of 2000. Facts The Church hired the complainant as […]