Lillian Ladele


Age: 54

British Christian rights activist and plaintiff in the Ladele v. London Borough of Islington landmark case whose long-running court battle to protect freedom of religious conscience became the UK's leading case on the issue supported by The Christian Institute's Legal Defence Fund that has reached to the European Court of Human Rights who worked as a marriage registrar for Islington Borough Council in London and refused to carry out the civil partnership ceremonies based upon her Christian beliefs about marriage when same-sex civil partnerships were legalized in 2004 arguing she had been discriminated against and harassed by an employer on grounds of her religious beliefs, but the decision was overturned on appeal after she won her case at an employment tribunal in 2008.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: 1960

Died: October 28, 2015

London, England