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October 9, 2007

Deport them to England, now!

by Feòrag

Scotland: A Motherwell couple are claiming that Strathclyde Police discriminated against them on religious grounds because the force's personnel files have a single field for Married/civil partnership.

The couple, who have been wed 26 years, told a Glasgow employment tribunal they had deeply held religious beliefs as Christians as to the sanctity of marriage and found the description as married/civil partners offensive causing injury to their feelings as married persons.

Strathclyde Police urged a preliminary tribunal hearing to throw out their claims on the grounds of religion and sex because they had no reasonable prospect of success, or, alternatively, to order Mr and Mrs McQuade to pay a deposit of £500 each as a condition of the case proceeding further.

As well as keeping the database simple, the police point out the single field ensures that people are not discriminated against and prevents personal information being given out by accident. No disadvantage was suffered by the couple as a result of their being treated the same as everyone else.

Catholic man and wife sue cops over fileGlasgow Evening Times, 5th October 2007.

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1: Posted by: Simon C | October 9, 2007 5:36 PM

Ah, but you're missing the key point of all these xtian 'discrimination' complaints - loony fundies, knowing themselves to be the elect of god, feel that treating them as if they were the same as everyone else IS discrimination.

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