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British Christians Await Top Court Ruling on Wearing a Cross at Work

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2013 Jan 11
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Europe's highest court next week will hand down rulings in the cases of four British Christians who claim to have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their religious beliefs, reports. Two of the applicants, Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin, said their rights were violated when employers forbade them from wearing crosses visibly at work. A third, Lillian Ladele, a local government marriage registrar, objected to conducting civil partnership ceremonies for same-sex couples after the law changed in 2005 to allow them and said she was disciplined and ultimately forced to resign after refusing to do so. And Gary McFarlane, a counselor, was fired over a dispute about providing counseling to same-sex couples. All four had their cases rejected by employment tribunals, and in submitting their cases to the European Court of Human Rights, they claimed that domestic law in Britain had failed to adequately protect their religious rights. The ECHR will hand down its rulings in the four cases on Tuesday, Jan. 15.