Tag: same sex marriage

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’
South Africa

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’

By Cause For Justice Parliament is considering a legislative proposal that has major implications for human rights in general and in particular, the rights to equality, human dignity and freedom of conscience, religion and belief.[i] The Civil Union Amendment Bill (the Bill)[ii] proposes the removal of civil marriage officers’ right to conscientious objection[iii] – a […]

Wedding venue discrimination case could set bar for freedom of conscience in SA
South Africa Western-Cape

Wedding venue discrimination case could set bar for freedom of conscience in SA

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday, launched an unfair discrimination application in the Equality Court against Western Cape wedding venue Beloftebos which has been in the news for refusing, on the grounds of conscience and religious belief, to host same-sex weddings. The media, apparently, were provided with the […]