Two British women cross at having their crucifixes banned3/11/2012
The United Kingdom, already a beacon of atheist/humanist activity (most recently with the cheeky "There's probably no God" bus ads), is now working to lay down the law on the subject of Christians wearing crosses at work.
In an upcoming case, the UK government will argue that wearing crosses is not a "requirement" of the Christian faith. Coincidentally (or not), this move comes on the heels of heated backlash from the Roman Catholic Church on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. Two women are asking the European Court on Human Rights to rule their employers were out of line in refusing them the right to wear crosses at work. The government says the current grievances are "manifestly ill-founded."
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Were the employers justified in banning the crosses?