The need for change in the AGG

Together with experts from the field of legal protection against discrimination, the BUG developed proposals to strengthen protection against discrimination, which should be considered as an AGG-amendment by the Federal Government.

Without questioning the constitutional principle of self-determination of religious communities, which refers to "internal affairs," such as teaching and specific religious practices (i.e worship design, the practical pastoral care and training of clergy), the right to equal treatment on grounds of religion or non-denomination in access to employment with religious employers in Germany must be ensured. The BUG recognises an urgent need for action and therefore proposes the deletion of § 9 in the context of an AGG amendment.

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