Christian group given right to appeal

The judge did, however, give permission for the Core Issues Trust to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Although she did not think such an appeal would succeed, she said there were "compelling reasons" to allow it to go ahead.

She said the case "concerns interference with the right to freedom of expression which is a matter of such fundamental importance that it merits consideration by the appellant court."

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Bus advert decision not unlawful

The Mayor of London's decision to ban a Christian group's controversial bus advert about gay people was not unlawful, the High Court ruled today.