Liked Israel Folau's sacking isn't the end of this tricky story (ABC News)
Sport is to be commended for striving to uphold the best values of a modern society, but what happens when those values clash β€” the human right of sexual orientation versus the human right to freedom of religion?


Terminating Folau’s contract will not make this issue go away.

The Religious Freedom Review found that while there was a vast amount of public interest around these issues it was in no way matched by the number of formal complaints, “which shows that discrimination on the basis of religion is a little-used ground of complaint, as is discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and related attributes by religious bodies”.

This may be sport’s first legal test case pitting religious freedoms against the freedom of sexual preference.