Equality lessons row: LGBT school protest ruling to be challenged in high court

Equality lessons row: LGBT school protest ruling to be challenged in high court
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Posted on 13 Sep 2019

An element of the high court ruling stopping demonstrations against LGBT-relationship lessons being taught at Birmingham’s Anderton Park primary school is to be challenged by a Christian campaigner. 


John Allman, from Devon, will argue that right to freedom of expression was breached by Mr Justice Warby QC when, in June, he stopped "persons unknown" from making "abusive" comments online about staff at Anderton Park.

The Telegraph reports Mr Allman as saying: "I am defending a modern freedom that is in jeopardy - the freedom to believe or not to believe LGBT doctrines, and to say what we believe." 


Mr Allman is challenging the judgment in the high court. It’s expected that his lawyers will claim the court order has led to people fearing that they could end up in contempt of court if they criticise the school's teaching online.

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