All-day Sunday shopping may be in the cards in Britain

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Pricing signs hang on clothing outside a shop in London, Britain on June 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ENGLAND-SUNDAY, originally transmitted on July 7, 2015.

Pricing signs hang on clothing outside a shop in London, Britain on June 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ENGLAND-SUNDAY, originally transmitted on July 7, 2015.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Strict laws that limit shopping on Sundays could soon be a thing of the past.

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  • Jon

    Good to see a clear cut case of Christian privilege headed for the ax. We non-Christians don’t get this benefit:

    “As a privileged Christian, you can be sure that you will be given your holy day off, no questions asked, and will be able to see others forced to honor your holy day, regardless of their religion. If they object and ask for their holy day off, you can be assured that they will be discriminated against.”

    If anyone wants to make the argument that people should have a day a week off, then that can be done by passing a law that everyone can ask for their choice of a day off each week.

  • Garson Abuita

    Under US law, employers generally are required to give reasonable religious accomodations, like a day off on an employee’s sabbath, unless it creates an undue hardship on the employer.

  • Slight correction: England & Wales, not Britain. There are no restrictions on shops opening on Sundays in Scotland.

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