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Relate dismissal challenged

by Ed Beavan

A CHRISTIAN counsellor is taking the charity Relate to an employment tribunal claiming unfair dismissal, after he said he was unable in conscience to give sex therapy to gay couples.

Gary McFarlane, who works as a solicitor and volunteered at the Relate branch in Bristol, has counselled same-sex couples in the past, but refused to give directive sexual therapy to gay couples as he felt it would encourage sin.

Mr McFarlane was dismissed for gross misconduct ...

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