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Sacked lesbian minister sues Methodist Church

WHAT has been described as “messy, gritty” courtroom battle has erupted in South Africa over the dismissal of a lesbian Methodist minister after she told her congregation of her decision to marry her partner.

Ecclesia de Lange, according to this report, was sacked by the Methodist Church because she married another woman before the church had taken a decision on gay marriage, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.