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Doctor appeals ruling

An emergency doctor is to appeal a ruling which acknowledged his right to hold Biblical beliefs on gender under the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act – but he cannot express those views at work because of the needs of, and risks to, ‘potentially vulnerable service users’.

Nicola Laver

Dr David Mackereth was sacked in 2018 as a DWP medical assessor after refusing to identify clients by their chosen gender. He is to appeal to the Court of Appeal. Andrea Williams of the Christian Legal Centre said: ‘The freedom to hold a belief, but not be able to express it, is no freedom at all.”