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Christian privilege | Court will force Beloftebos to stop discriminating against LGBTQ people: Constitutional law expert Pierre De Vos explains why the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue will almost certainly lose any legal bid to allow them to turn away LGBTQ people.
Pierre De Vos: Why the hate speech provision was declared unconstitutional and what happens next: Constitutional law expert Pierre De Vos looks at what led the Supreme Court of Appeal to dismiss the Jon Qwelane homophobic hate speech conviction and what it means for the LGBTQ+ community.
Opinion | Why court ruled against Dutch Reformed Church in same-sex marriage case: Pierre De Vos writes on why the High Court ruled against the Dutch Reformed Church in a same-sex marriage case and what it may mean for other churches.
Opinion | ‘Inxeba’ censorship a legal fiasco motivated by homophobia: Last week the Appeal Tribunal of the Film and Publication
No, a peaceful protest on church grounds does not infringe on religious grounds: After a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
Does God want his churches to discriminate?: The Constitutional Court last month declined to hear a case of unfair discrimination brought by Ecclesia
GAY CABINET MINISTERS: SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?: Several media outlets recently reported that Lynne Brown became the first openly lesbian cabinet
QWELANE MAY WIN HATE SPEECH CHALLENGE: Constitutional law expert Pierre De Vos argues that disgraced former journalist Jon Qwelane may be successful in
WHY PRIVATE BUSINESSES CANNOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GAYS & LESBIANS: Recent incidents have revealed that many businesses believe they can refuse to serve gays and lesbians due to the owners’ religious beliefs. Constitutional expert Pierre De Vos explains why this is both unethical and against the law.
ON THE COMMON SENSE BIGOTRY OF STEPHEN MULHOLLAND: Constitutional expert Pierre de Vos takes umbrage with Stephen Mulholland's recent Sunday Times article, in which he wrote that same-sex families are neither "the norm nor ultimately desirable".