This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage.

Its Section 7 lays down that matters of doctrine and worship are not justiciable under the measure, but must be tried under . . . → Read More: CDM or EJM?

The Ugandan Law

Gadget Vicar says it all so very well.

Much as I love Uganda, I must say this: the legislation signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni this morning is an evil thing masquerading as a good thing. It will bring persecution of people with same sex attraction and that is cruel.

That is no . . . → Read More: The Ugandan Law

Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL

Here it is and it’s juicy. These are the best bits.

34. It is common ground that a public body cannot exercise a statutory power for an improper purpose: see De Smith’s Judicial Review at paras 5-082 to 5-119. It is not disputed by Mr Pleming that, if the decision to disallow the advertisement had . . . → Read More: Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL

Guest Post - Andrew Lilico on the Gay Change Bill

A guest post by Andrew Lilico.

Peter has noted that the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill contains two specific prohibitions on “gay to straight conversion therapies”.  First, the Bill mandates that a new code of ethics for registered counsellors, therapists and psychotherapists include a “prohibition on gay to straight conversion therapy”.  Second, whereas other violations . . . → Read More: Guest Post – Andrew Lilico on the Gay Change Bill

The Ex-Gay Therapy Bill

So the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill has been published and it’s exactly what I expected.


Provide that the Health Professionals Council be the regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists; and for connected purposes.


by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the . . . → Read More: The Ex-Gay Therapy Bill

Bull vs Hall - Supreme Court Ruling

Bull vs Hall at the Supreme Court is out and it’s fascinating.

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The interesting discussion is whether the Bulls discriminated against Hall and Preddy directly or indirectly. Three of the judges ruled that the discrimination was direct (i.e. that because the law said that Civil Partners should be treated like . . . → Read More: Bull vs Hall – Supreme Court Ruling

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