Last week the High Court of Australia declined to hear an appeal from a campsite who were sued for discrimination under Victoria's Equal Opportunity Act. Christian Youth Camps (CYC) were sued by Cobaw, a community group for same-sex attracted youth, when they declined to take a booking for the group, saying that a hosting an event which actively promoted homosexuality would conflict with their religious convictions.
CYC lost an appeal to the Victorian Court of Appeals. They applied to appeal to the High Court, which said it would not hear the case.
Lawyer Christopher Brohier explains the case and discusses freedom of conscience, freedom from discrimination, and the problems that arise when competing rights come into conflict.