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Communities Minister: Wedding stationer refusing gay couples is like a B&B turning away black people

  • George Penfold

    Sadly the this part of the equality law is Civil Law not criminal law. The offence is against the civil law and therefore it no good going to the police or CPS to bring a prosecution. You have to take a civil action, which can be extremely expensive.

    • Truth

      Do you happen to know if that’s the same with racially-motivated discrimination? If one is a civil matter and the other, criminal …. why?

      • Daniel Olive

        Race discrimination is a civil matter. There are, however, criminal offences of racially aggravated disorderly conduct and of inciting racial hatred.

        The good thing about civil actions is that you get money at the end of them.

  • That There Other David

    It’s a ridiculous imposition on others anyway. Anyone would think she was being asked to actually get married to someone of the same sex.

  • Jones

    He’s absolutely right.

  • Stockyboi

    There are so many more deserving people out there who would be happy to provide a service to Gary and his fiancé. I realise that this is not dealing with the issue but as Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in exclusion, leave them to it.

  • Rehan

    Spot on – it is.

  • Psychologist

    The Minister is absolutely right ! There is no difference to discriminating against people who are gay, or racially motivated discrimination.

  • Michael

    Bombard their website with messages asking for civil partnership stationery

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