Following the ruling that a couple who were turned away from a hotel because they appeared to be homosexual were directly discriminated against, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found itself at the centre of a controversy over the hierarchy of rights.
“Basically, the judge's ruling has suggested that the right not to be discriminated against is more important than the right to freedom of religious expression, even if that religious expression means you end up having to be a bit of a bigot” said Sally-Ann Coyle, Chief Executive of the EHRC.
“It’s all a bit difficult, because obviously we support everyone’s human rights, even those of morons.”
“So we have decided to stage a Gladiators-style jousting tournament in the canteen, with those on the side of religious expression using a six-foot cotton-bud to whack merry hell out of those on the side of gay equality. It’s going to be very exciting!”