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Court holds fostering agency policy discriminated against homosexuals (R (on the application of Cornerstone) v Ofsted)

Court holds fostering agency policy discriminated against homosexuals (R (on the application of Cornerstone) v Ofsted)
Published on: 29 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court holds fostering agency policy discriminated against homosexuals (R (on the application of Cornerstone) v Ofsted)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • EqA 2010
  • HRA 1998
  • Case details
  • Update—application for permission to appeal

Article summary

Local Government analysis: Aileen McColgan QC, barrister at 11KBW, examines a High Court decision that the policy of an independent fostering agency (IFA) to only recruit foster carers who were heterosexual evangelical Christians was unlawfully discriminatory on the grounds of sexual orientation, but not on the grounds of religious belief. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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