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Britain rejects forced hirings

In January, the House of Lords nixed an attempt by the British government to force churches and other religious institutions to hire gays, lesbians and transgender people.

The upper chamber of Parliament, which includes 26 Anglican bishops, argued the proposal would violate tenets of these groups' faith.

Currently, churches, mosques and other religious establishments have the right to turn down candidates for jobs as ministers, priests, school principals or youth workers if they are actively gay or have had a sex change.


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