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Scottish Catholic adoption agency ordered to serve same-sex couples

Catholic World News - January 24, 2013

A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has been ordered to provide equal service for homosexual couples, or lose its legal status as a recognized charity.

St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society in Glasgow provides adoption services only to married couples. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator ruled that this policy “unduly restricted” the range of services, and “constituted direct discrimination” because it does not allow for service to homosexual couples. Warning that the existing policy “does not provide public benefit” because it violates the Equality Act of 2010, the Charity Regulator ordered the Catholic agency to change its policies by April 22.

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  • Posted by: chady - Jan. 25, 2013 8:22 AM ET USA

    Catholics in the UK have Tony Blair and his Government to thank for this legislation. We had adequate legislative protection for all members of UK society before Equality Act 2010, in housing, employment, education, health and social care and adoption. Blair was advised that this legislation would harm the good work done by UK church based adoption providers. This Act will now give the secularists the 'legal' right to prevent the Church from providing exclusive sacramental marriage to its flock

  • Posted by: mateskub8508 - Jan. 24, 2013 11:26 PM ET USA

    Is the "service" provided for pairs of adults who wish to possess a child (rather than a pet), or is it to serve children who otherwise are unfortunately deprived of their right to grow up with a father and a mother?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 24, 2013 7:21 PM ET USA

    So they must abandon their mission and leave it to agencies that pretent abuse is love. God help us and forgive us for abandoning the Truth for so many years. Persecution ensues. Remember these people have as their major objective the destruction of the Catholic Church.

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