Sunday, 1 April 2007

Test case for CofE on gay employment

A Church of England bishop stands accused of blocking the application of a homosexual to work in his diocese.

In a landmark legal battle, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis, the Bishop of Hereford, will face claims this week that he has breached employment practice by unlawfully discriminating on grounds of sexual orientation.

John Reaney, 42, who has previously worked as a youth officer in the dioceses of Norwich and Chester, applied for a similar post in Hereford. Read more

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