Judgment reserved in Christian freedom case

15 April 2010

Lord Justice Laws reserved judgment in case of Gary McFarlane in order to give written reasons.

Gary McFarlane, a counsellor who was sacked due to his views on homosexuality, had his case heard in the Court of Appeal on 15 April 2010. Lord Justice Laws reserved judgment in order to give written reasons. He will decide whether or not to allow Mr McFarlane’s full appeal to go ahead.

Earlier in the week, and in an unprecedented move, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey submitted a witness statement in support of Gary McFarlane to the Court. The former Archbishop, along with other church leaders and Christians who have suffered at work because of their beliefs, also asked that different judges hear Mr McFarlane’s case than those responsible for a series of decisions that have found against Christians in recent months.

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