Friday, March 1, 2019

MP says Lambeth Conference should face court over ban on gay partners

From Premier-

The organisers of an international Anglican summit should be taken to court over their ban on gay bishops bringing their same-sex partners as guests, an MP has claimed.

Nigel Evans believes the rule, which was announced ahead of the 2020 Lambeth Conference in Canterbury next year, could equate to workplace discrimination.

The Conservative representative for Ribble Valley told The Daily Telegraph: "I'm wondering whether that's discrimination. It could be tested in the courts.

"If it wasn't for the gays in the Church, the Church would crumble!

"If it is tested in the courts, we would be doing the Archbishop of Canterbury a favour."

The newspaper also quoted an employment lawyer who suggested the bar on gay spouses could contravene the Equality Act of 2010.

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