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15 January 2013

Stonewall response to the Ladele/McFarlane European Court ruling

Responding to today's ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lillian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said: ‘Today’s judgement rightly confirms that it’s completely unacceptable in 2013 for public servants to pick and choose who they want to serve on the basis of sexual orientation. Gay people contribute over £40bn annually to the cost of public services in this country. They’re entitled to nothing less than equal treatment from those services, even from public servants who don’t happen to like gay people.’

You can read the full judgment from the European Court of Human Rights at:

http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/pages/search.aspx?i=001-115881 

 


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