Comments: still more comments on the European court decisions

The European Court has made its ruling. What else is there to be discussed?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 9:48am GMT

Well in these cases, Fr Ron, quite a lot.
The law here has been developing over the past decades as one of the articles above helps us to understand.

The idea of states being given some wide margin in how they deal with these matters was (and remains) a legal cloak to hide the ill treatment of gay people and while many faith groups promoted/encouraged/demanded this state sponsored discrimination and applauded the fact that the Convention stood aside, we do not want to see faith groups now falling victims to this legal fudge.

The judgment in the Eweida case is quite a departure from what has gone before. As these lawyers share their insights we begin to discover just how that might impact on all of us. That does not just mean the UK or EU. This type of Judgement has an impact on all jurisdictions where the rule of law and human rights are treated seriously.

These most recent articles posted here are more reflective and more helpful. The paper published by the CLC is illuminating. I hope Simon keeps us fully up to date.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 12:56pm GMT
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