Navigation Links
Sixteen-year-old UK Girl Demands Right to Wear 'purity Ring'

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has asked High Court judges to uphold her right to wear a ring symbolising her chastity.

According to The Independent, Lydia Playfoot, who has taken a vow of sexual abstinence, accuses her school in West Sussex of discriminating against Christians after the headmaster introduced a ban on "purity rings".

Lydia argued that she is being treated differently to Sikh and Muslim pupils who she says can wear bangles and head scarves in class.

The Millais School in Horsham said Lydia's band - a symbol of the Silver Ring Thing movement launched in the United States in 1996 - broke uniform rules about the wearing of jewellery and threatened to expel her unless she removed it.

In a written statement submitted to Deputy Judge Michael Supperstone QC, Lydia, whose case is being backed by the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, said some pupils at her school had become pregnant and given birth. Her barrister, Paul Diamond, told the court that the secular school authorities had no right to set themselves up as arbiters of faith and "cannot rule on religious truth".

He asked Judge Supperstone to declare that the school had acted outside its powers when it banned the wearing of the purity ring, arguing that the school authorities were violating Lydia's right to "freedom of thought, conscience and religion" under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The case continues.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Global Fund Demands Account from Kenya For $10 million
2. NHRC Demands Report From Govt Of Rajasthan On Sex Determination Tests
3. UK Experts Demands More Funds For Baby Research
4. Flooded Oz Town Demands Beer to Quench Thirst
5. Timberlakes Tour Demands Include anti-gas Tablets!
6. Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk
7. Right side of the brain helps in awareness
8. Right attitude makes you benefit from exercise
9. Stroke In The Right-Brain Can Remain Undiagnosed
10. Want Strong Bones: Exercise And Eat Right!
11. Govt Keen To Propagate Stem Cell Research On Right Track
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding ... of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. ... James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm ... 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered ... Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Story Highlights: , ... health care industry is causing providers to review operating ... offers a suite of solutions for health care providers ... optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and physician ... and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) ... developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous ... the closing of its previously announced underwritten public ... the public offering price of $18.75 per share. ... offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: