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Judge backs right of social-media critic of gay marriage

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 @ 01:12

A SOCIAL-HOUSING group based in Manchester acted in breach of contract when it demoted one of its managers for posting a comment on Facebook opposing gay marriage in churches, a judge has ruled. But the High Court judge who made the decision said that "justice has not been done", because he could award the manager only about £100 in compensation.

Mr Justice Briggs said that he felt "real disquiet about the financial outcome of this case", after finding in favour of Adrian Smith, who ...

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