European judges throw out parents' claim that requirement violates freedom of religion
What's your take on this? I am immediately reminded that we had a case where a Christian political party did not want to give voting rights or positions to women within their party, but it was ruled that they could not be a political party (and thus eligible for state funding, like all parties).
AFAIK in our constitution the first articles on fundamental rights are not necessarily hierarchical, so the freedom of religion is not superior nor inferior to the equal treatment of all genders. So it is never a clear-cut case.
The judges argued the mixed-gender swimming classes are an important element of integration, which in this case seems to have been given a heavier weight than the freedom of religion.
“The Court observed that school played a special role in the process of social integration,