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BRITAIN: "Ex-Gay" Group Sues Again Over "Some People Are Gay" Ad Campaign

A British "ex-gay" group has filed a lawsuit which demands that London's transit agency remove the recently relaunched advertising campaign by the LGBT rights group Stonewall. Earlier this year the "ex-gay" group lost a different lawsuit after London Mayor Boris Johnson refused to allow them to post a response campaign which proclaimed, "Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get Over It!" But the judge's ruling in that case noted that Johnson's action was "inconsistent and partial."
It [the suit] claims that transport chiefs are deliberately ignoring a ruling by a High Court judge that the posters, from the gay rights group Stonewall, are “highly offensive to fundamentalist Christians” who believe that gay sex is a “sin”. Dr Michael Davidson, founder and Core Issues Trust, is lodging an urgent judicial review application seeking an injunction forcing TfL to take the new advertisements down. “I feel that Stonewall and the Defendant are deliberately flouting the rulings of the court by renewing their advertisement campaign on buses which was clearly prohibited by the earlier judgment of Mrs Justice Lang,” his application says. “Until such time when we have the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the Defendant should not have allowed Stonewall’s advertisement to reappear on their buses.”
The CEO of Stonewall responded to the latest suit: "It does seem a tragedy that these people who make so much noise about being Christian don’t spend a little more of their money on tackling polio or Third World poverty but a lot of money on slightly frivolous legal actions."

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