Magistrate sues over his views

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Richard Page, a 71-year-old Christian magistrate who was sacked after saying that straight couples make better parents than gay ones, is claiming he was discriminated against.

He was sacked in March 2016 by Justice Secretary Michael Gove and Lord Thomas, who said his public comments suggested he was ‘biased and prejudiced against single-sex adopters’, then the NHS Trust Development Authority suspended him from his role as a non-executive director at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Mr Page is suing the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice for religious discrimination, claiming that his views on gay adoption are rooted in his Christian beliefs.

Magistrate who said gay couples aren’t as good parents sues over sacking