Updated: Thursday, 24th April 2014 @ 6:01pm

Manchester law firm to represent ex-gay charities suing Boris Johnson over 'Post-gay and proud – get over it' advert campaign

Manchester law firm to represent ex-gay charities suing Boris Johnson over 'Post-gay and proud – get over it' advert campaign

By Owen Williams

A Manchester law firm will represent the Christian group behind London’s 'ex-gay' adverts as they look to sue Boris Johnson for banning the campaign.

Aughton Ainsworth, a Salford Quays-based firm, has a long track record in taking on controversial religious cases, including representing B&B owners who refused to allow gay men and women to stay in their lodgings.

Their campaign would have read “Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it!” However the posters were banned just weeks before the ad campaign was due to be displayed on the side of London buses.

Mr Johnson said the posters are offensive, a view taken by Transport for London who told the Independent: "They are not consistent with TfL’s commitment to a tolerant and inclusive London.”

Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues are charities which claim that homosexuality can be ‘cured’ by therapy and prayer.

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