On Thursday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. intervened in a different immigration case involving a same-sex couple, suspending the deportation of a man from Ireland and sending his case back to the immigration appeals court, asking it to consider several possible grounds on which the Irishman might qualify for legal residency.
Many businesses and retailers have discovered that discount coupons that may get people into stores does not always translate into repeat business if no discount or freebie is involved. Churches don’t offer coupons or giveaways, but have the same problem: people who use their services but do not support their ministries financially.
Updated. In Australia, churches that receive government funding for specific purposes can discriminate against GLBT folks, not just in ordination and clerical appointments but also in hiring and delivery of services.
Of course, ‘proper justice’ is hard to come by internationally. America regularly casts the UN (and the International Criminal Court) as the hapless sheriff, and so continues to play the world’s undercover policeman. The UK has gone along for the ride. What will we do when new superpowers arise and try the same trick on us?
“The thrust of today’s decision does not diminish the Supreme Court’s earlier opinion that clearly found, based on the record before it, that the property belongs to the diocese and wider church,” Shiner said, citing the Court of Appeal’s 2010 opinion in favor of the diocese and wider church.