Coronation violates human rights?

November 14, 2013

According to the Guardian:

The National Secular Society (NSS) has instructed lawyers to investigate challenging the ancient religious rite [of coronation] under human rights legislation.

The NSS expects the challenge to focus on article 9 of the European convention on human rights, on the grounds that allowing the Church of England to perform such a ceremony limits the rights of conscience of the many people who do not subscribe to its beliefs, and article 14, which prohibits discrimination of any kind.

The NSS was involved in the successful campaign to give royals sons and daughters equal rights to succession.

To read the entire article in the Guardian, please click here.

  Photograph of the Royal Family in attendance at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Photograph of the Royal Family in attendance at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

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