In Ratzenböck and Seydl v. Austria the ECtHR held that a heterosexual couple was not being discriminated against when they were denied access to a registered partnership – a legal institution only available to same-sex couples.
Hate crimes against asylum seekers are not isolated incidents in the EU. Political actors and the media ought to recognise their responsibility in developing a societal climate in which hate crimes against asylum seekers are recognised as legal wrongs.
Employers may order their employees not to wear religious apparel when interacting with customers, the European Court of Justice just ruled. Does the freedom to conduct a business outweigh the right not to be discriminated against on grounds of religion?
British Columbia Court rules BC Law Society was unreasonable in refusing to accept a Christian law school. It denied the school because it discriminated against LGBTQ. It required students to sign a code of conduct that did not recognise marriage equality.
In 1975, Peter Singer drew attention to the phenomenon of Speciesism. This ideology defies elementary rules of equality, yet most people are (unconsciously) speciesists. Jurists, as guardians of the equality principle, should be familiar with the ideology.