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Christian magistrate sacked for views on gay parenting loses appeal against dismissal by NHS

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The Christian magistrate sacked for his views on same-sex parenting has now lost an appeal against his dismissal from his job with the NHS.

Richard Page, 71, was removed from his role as a magistrate after he said it was better for children to be brought up by a father and mother rather than a gay couple.

Magistrate Richard Page has lost an appeal against his dismissal by an NHS trust. Christian Legal Centre

He was subsequently dismissed from his position as non-executive director of the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust after he defended his views on the BBC. Trust chair Andrew Ling said then: ‘The recent publicity you have courted is likely to further undermine the confidence staff, particularly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered staff, have in the leadership of the trust. Links between the stigma often associated with being LGBT and poor mental health are

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