New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
UK >

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 ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Online Vicar

London and Home Counties

SOUL SEARCH ONLINE VICAR 20 hours a week working from home, pay is £20,000 Are you passionate about evangelism? Does digital media excite you as a means to connect with people to share the goo...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Extending a ministry of welcome

Extending a ministry of welcome

One of London’s hidden treasures is about to be opened to the public. Leigh Hatts reports  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

The local and the global cannot be separated

The PM’s criticism of ‘global citizens’ does not provide an excuse to neglect people beyond our borders, argues Rowan Williams  Read More

Mon 16 Jan 17 @ 20:28
It’s about service, not tourism Rebecca Paveley examines options for overseas mission trips https://t.co/AoRL2zWpR9

Mon 16 Jan 17 @ 19:12
Anne Summers on the uncelebrated interfaith initiatives of Christian and Jewish women at the turn of the century https://t.co/mzWsRUhFVC