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Equality Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:39 am on 9th June 2009.

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Photo of John Mason John Mason Scottish National Party, Glasgow East 10:39 am, 9th June 2009

We are quickly getting into the area of competing rights. In many ways, the Bill does not deal with it, or find any way out. Out of interest—if we have the time—I want to know from all panel members whether you have any suggestions about how we deal with competing rights. Is it your feeling that the courts have been tending to take the line recently that religion is at the bottom of the list, and if there are eight protected characteristics, will the Bill leave us with religion clearly at No. 8?