law pages of Bournemouth and Poole College.
The avoidance of an adverse impact on pensions and other work related benefits, were capable of being legitimate aims, but the ruling covered only general principles and so this issue has a long way to run.
The AG’s Opinion is not binding and the Judges may not follow it when they give their definitive ruling before Christmas.
Sir Terence Etherton, will be the first openly gay judge to be sworn in as Lord Justice of Appeal when his appointment is confirmed later this month.
Independent article here.
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