Supreme Court allows churches to hire and fire whom they choose

Methodist Minister Ecclesia de Lange was suspended and then fired after announcing that she would be marrying her longtime same sex partner.

The Methodist Church found that it was not policy to accept that and ended her employment despite it being legal in South Africa.

The Supreme Court has ruled that in order to enshrine religious freedom, it can't compel the church to enforce labour practices that would be contrary to their policies even though it does not comply with SA's labour laws on discrimination.

Kieno spoke to the Ecclesia de Lange about what she plans to do next.


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