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A Christian nursery worker who was sacked after airing her views on homosexuality and marriage has won a discrimination claim against her former employer, her legal team has said.
Sarah Mbuyi, 31, was fired by Newpark Childcare in west London, for gross misconduct after telling a lesbian colleague her gay lifestyle was a sin. She claimed the sacking breached European law on religious freedom.
The tribunal recognised that while the employer was "not anti-Christian" Miss Mbuyi had not been treated fairly.
The Christian Legal Centre, who supported Miss Mbuyi, said it was a "common sense" judgement.
Miss Mbuyi said: "I only ever responded to questions that my colleague asked me and wanted the very best for her. I give glory to God for the decision and say 'well done' to the Christian Legal Centre".
Tiffany Clutterbuck, a director of Newpark Childcare, told The Sunday Times that she was disappointed by the ruling.
Hundreds of revelers attended a gay pride parade in New Delhi, the first since India's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex.Read the full story ›
Pope Francis has suffered a setback as hardline Catholic bishops vetoed his proposal for a wider acceptance of gay people and Catholic divorcees.
Despite Pope Francis warning traditionalists against "hostile rigidity" before the vote, bishops rejected language aimed at welcoming gay people and divorcees who have remarried into the Catholic Church.
Bishops said the document, which spoke of "accepting and valuing their (homosexuals') sexual orientations" and giving gays a "welcoming home", threatened to undermine the traditional family.
The final version said anti-gay discrimination is only "to be avoided".
Gay rights groups expressed disappointment at the decision.
It is "unacceptable" that footballers still feel the need to hide their sexuality out of fear of abuse, a Liberal Democrat minister has said. Stephen Williams has called for anti-gay abuse to be tackled "with the same vigour" as racism.
Football clubs in England and Wales have done a frankly remarkable job at cracking down on racism since it was rife in the 1970s.
With the occasional exception that draws deserved criticism from fans up our game is leagues ahead of many of our European neighbours when it comes to integration.
Homophobia on the football terraces should be met with the same zero tolerance as racism, a Liberal Democrat minister has said.
Communities Minister Stephen Williams called for clubs, the Football Association and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.
The Belfast bakery that refused to make a cake featuring a pro-gay marriage design said they are standing up for their Christian beliefs.Read the full story ›
Michael Sam was filmed breaking into tears of joy as he received a phone call to learn that he had been drafted by the NFL's St Louis Rams.
ESPN posted the emotional footage on their YouTube channel:
Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player in a pro-American football team, after he was picked by the St Louis Rams during a draft.
After hearing of the news he would be playing for St Louis, he hugged, kissed and tweeted a picture of himself with his boyfriend to thousands of fans:
Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I'm using every once of this to achieve greatness!! http://t.co/QESdOJVzsw
Computer game giant Nintendo has come under fire from equality campaigners for refusing to allow same sex marriage in one of its games.Read the full story ›