Stonewall Scotland's response to the Ladele/McFarlane European Court ruling

Responding to the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lillian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, Stonewall Scotland Director Colin Macfarlane 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 judgement from the European Court of Human Rights at: 

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