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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law$
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Kenneth Norrie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861193

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.001.0001

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April 2008

April 2008

Conscience and Public Service

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(p.189) Commentary No 36: April 2008
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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law
Author(s):

Kenneth McK Norrie

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0036

Discusses a number of decisions in which public officials have sought exemption from carrying out their duties because to do so would give recognition to same-sex couples and so would be contrary to their consciences. This is a matter upon which, of course, there has been substantial development since the commentary originally appeared.

Keywords:   Civil partnership, Registrars, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Non-discrimination, Proportionality, Genuine occupational requirements

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