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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 -". 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.

For more information see: New York Times, Google in Shift on ‘Abortion’ as Keyword





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