Why, when it's religion of course.
If you don't like foxhunting and are an animal rights activist who will get some of your employers' mates arrested and charged, you are allowed to declare the gross unfairness of your subsequent sacking.
The 43-year-old has been permitted to take his claim to an employment tribunal
after a judge’s landmark ruling said his views on fox hunting should be
placed on the same legal footing as religious beliefs.
If you are a Christian whose response to the idea of gay marriage is 'I don't like it', but you take no action and suggest no action to prevent it happening, then you are an evil homophobe who must be expelled from polite people's company.
So if all beliefs are to receive the same consideration as religious beliefs, that must mean that all beliefs
...no consideration at all.
It doesn't work that way though. Religious beliefs only count as religious beliefs if they are approved beliefs. Non-approved beliefs are no longer counted as religious beliefs even if they stem from religion.
My head hurts. I think I'm going to have a little lie down.