I am not a UK citizen and from the article, I read that it has been awarded to 62 distinguished residents of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago for over more than 40 years, including cricketers Brian Lara and Garfield Sobers, novelist V.S. Naipaul and many diplomats and politicians.
Does the Trinity Cross stand for Christianity in that the UK is a Christian Nation ruled by Christian laws just as Kuwait is ruled by Islamic Law?
According to the article:
Groups representing the Caribbean islands' Muslim and Hindu communities - which account for around a third of their 1.3million-strong population - had argued that the words 'Trinity' and 'Cross' were 'overtly Christian'. They also said the use of a cross insignia was offensive.
Five British law lords, all members of the Privy Council, have ruled that the honour breached the right to equality and the right to freedom of conscience and belief.
The Council is an obscure body made up of senior politicians, bishops and peers.
They advise the monarch on the exercise of the Royal Prerogative and act as a final court of appeal for many former colonies.
It will be replaced with the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - a circular medal featuring a sun, stars, water and a map of the islands.
Also from other comments: the Order of the Trinity was established by Queen Elizabeth and she did so as Queen of Trinidad & Tobago, and not as Queen of the United Kingdom. There has been no monarch of T&T since 1976, when it was declared to be a Republic. This decoration had nothing to do with England at any time, it was a purely T&T decoration, and only awarded to citizens of T&T. The name of the order obviously comes from the name of the principal island, "Trinidad," which was named by Columbus. Whether or not you think that T&T should be a Christian country, the change in the name and insignia of the Order has nothing to do with the United Kingdom, and does not reflect at all on the United Kingdom.
So I guess, I don't understand why this decision is a problem?