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"Ex-Gays" Lose London Bus Ad Case

Britain's "ex-gay" wackos have lost their court battle to overturn London Mayor Boris Johnson's ban on the above planned public transit message. The BBC reports:
Justice Lang ruled TfL's process in introducing the ban "was procedurally unfair, in breach of its own procedures and demonstrated a failure to consider the relevant issues". But that was outweighed by factors against allowing the ad, including that it would "cause grave offence" to those who were gay and was perceived as homophobic, "thus increasing the risk of prejudice and homophobic attacks", said the judge. TfL refused to carry the Core Issues Trust advert on the grounds it was "likely to cause widespread or serious offence to members of the public", and it contained "images or messages which relate to matters of public controversy and sensitivity".
The Christian Legal Centre, which represented the "ex-gay" group, issued a statement following the ruling: "Some people choose not to act on same-sex attraction. They should not be ostracised for doing so but helped, if that is what they choose."

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