When Human Rights Collide

More from the Sex/Religion file.

OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the legal challenge of a longtime public servant who wanted her $800 annual union dues diverted to her church to protest the union’s support for gay marriage and its zero tolerance against “homophobia” and “heterosexism.”

Susan Comstock, a devout Catholic who worked for the federal government for 35 years until her retirement last September, unsuccessfully argued that forcing her to pay dues to the Public Service Alliance of Canada violated her Charter of Rights guarantee to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.

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