A British court will hear quite a case this week.
A registrar named Lillian Ladele filed a suit against her employers after they became “hostile” to her gay marriage opposition.
Once able to “opt out” of same-sex registration, registrars were recently absorbed into the state machine and, thus, must comply with anti-discrimination laws. Ladele, however, insists such a ruling discriminates against her Christian beliefs:
[Ladele] claims council bosses bullied her after she told them of her religious objections to same-sex civil partnerships.
In a landmark legal action, she is suing Islington Council in North London for discrimination and victimization on grounds of her Christianity.
The case could determine whether employees can be required to act against their consciences.
Ladele told the court that she’s “unable to directly facilitate the formation of a union that I sincerely believe is contrary to God’s law.”