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The government will not legislate to prevent religious groups providing public services from discriminating against their users, recent responses indicate.
A new UK opinion poll shows why the census question on religion is fatally flawed for its intended purpose of planning public services, say Humanists.
Claims that Christians are being 'discriminated against' in the UK have been criticised by the Christian think-tank Ekklesia and the British Humanist Association.
The government’s new Education Bill has been criticised as a vehicle for proliferating religious discrimination in the state-maintained school system.
The British Humanist Association has welcomed a UN vote reinstating sexual orientation in a resolution on discriminatory killings.
The Localism Bill offers a chance to have fair, inclusive public services, but only if discrimination issues, funding and accountability are addressed, say respondents.
A campaign launching today which says Christians have been marginalised in public life and are discriminated against has been criticised by humanists and Christians.
Mention of religion and belief is largely absent from the government’s announcements on its new equalities strategy, humanists are saying.
A request from the British Humanist Association for armed forces humanists to be included at Sunday's Cenotaph ceremony in London was refused.