UK Catholic Care loses gay adoption fight

BBC News 1 Nov 2012
A Roman Catholic adoption agency has been told it cannot turn away gay couples if it wants to keep its charitable status. Catholic Care, run by the Diocese of Leeds, wanted its adoption service to be made exempt from equality laws. A judge has ruled the charity had failed to give convincing reasons why it should be allowed to do so. Catholic Care said it would consider its position but could have to end the service as it would lose funding. The charity – which has been placing children with adoptive parents for more than 100 years – was among 12 Catholic agencies in England and Wales forced to change their policy towards homosexual people due to equality laws passed in 2007. Others have since closed or cut their ties with the Church.

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