|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 175 (Mar)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 520 (Ch)|
|Representation||Christopher McCall QC and Matthew Smith (instructed by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP) for the appellant.|
|Robert Pearce QC (instructed by Charity Commission Direct) for the respondent.|
|Helen Mountfield (instructed by Equality and Human Rights Commission) for the intervener.|
|Judgment Dates:||17 March 2010|
Sex discrimination - Discrimination - Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation - Appellant Catholic adoption agency charity - Appellant wishing to refuse of provision of services to same-sex couples - Appellant seeking utilisation of legislative exception for charities - Appellant seeking respondent permission to alter memorandum of association - Respondent refusing permission - Whether respondent incorrectly interpreting legislation - European Convention on Human Rights, art 14 - Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, reg 18.