Facebook gay wedding comment man wins demotion case

Interesting article on BBC News:

A Christian who was demoted in his job for a comment he wrote on Facebook about gay marriages has won a breach of contract action against his employers.

Adrian Smith, 55, lost his managerial position and had a 40% salary cut after saying a gay wedding held in a church was an “equality too far”.

Mr Smith, from Bolton, claimed Trafford Housing Trust (THT) acted unlawfully in demoting him.

He also alleged that the trust had breached his human rights.

Disciplinary action was launched against Mr Smith when he wrote “an equality too far” next to a BBC News Online story, written in February 2011, with the headline, “Gay church ‘marriage’ set to get the go-ahead”.

The father-of-two’s comments were not visible to the general public, and were posted outside work time, but the trust argued he broke its code of conduct by expressing religious or political views which might upset co-workers.

Read further on the BBC website.

Part of me wonders if there’s a little more to this story then what the BBC is reporting, or maybe I’ve read one two many conspiracy theories?

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