Polish Supreme Court Rules against Printer; Tribunal Reversed in 2019

Country: Poland

Date of incident: June 14, 2018

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



Poland's Supreme Court ruled against a printer who refused to create a roll-up banner for an LGBT business group because he did not want to "promote" the gay rights movement, citing his Catholic religious beliefs. The Court held that although there may be legally justifiable reasons to refuse services based on religious objections, in this case they did not apply. UPDATE: In June 2019, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the law the printer was convicted under was unconstitutional, because punishment for refusing to provide services on the grounds of beliefs interfered with the service providers’ rights to act according to their conscience.

 


Sources: Gazeta Prawna and Reuters