European court says U.K. equality laws trump personal religious beliefs

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A British Airways clerk who was suspended for wearing a cross necklace on the job won her appeal and was awarded damages. RNS photo by BRiYYZ via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/2YPo7L). *Note: This image is not available to download.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that equality laws trump personal religious beliefs after rejecting three of four appeals filed by British Christians who were fired or disciplined for expressing religious beliefs in the workplace. By Trevor Grundy.