Their appeal has been refused or whatever, which I think is fair enough and the article and ruling make it clear the reasons why. But this popped up on my fb (I’m not even on…) coz a friend of a friend who’s a tattoo artist was talking about it from the point of view that if he, as a tattoo artist (or artisan as he put it) was asked to tattoo some religious verses onto someone and he refused on the grounds that he didn’t agree with the religion, could he be in trouble under the Equality Act? I think he probably could, if the reason for not doing it is religion.
He was saying it’s fair enough for organisations that provide a service not to discriminate but if you’re asking an artisan (again, his word) to put time and effort into creating something that they disagree with it wouldn’t be fair. I see where he’s coming from but I don’t think I agree, because the rights of minorities protected by the Act are more important to protect than his feelings as an “artisan”.
Whaddya reck? Probably more of a dayshift thing but I’ll forget about it tomorrow morning