UK: Christian Institute / Google case settled out of court
In March, Google refused an ad from the Christian Institute, arguing it did
not allow the advertising of websites with "abortion and religion-related
content". The ad in question stated: "UK Abortion law - Key views and news
on abortion law from the Christian Institute - www.christian.org.uk". The
Institute sued Google in April, saying that its decision violated the
Equality Act of 2006 which prohibits discrimination based on religion in
providing goods or services.
Instead of fighting the case, Google settled out-of-court and agreed to
revise its policy so that religious entitities are now allowed to launch
advertising campaigns on abortion.