Half of Catholic adoption agencies in Britain to end anti-gay policies

by on January 2, 2009  •  In Religion

I've been following (also here)  the story of Catholic adoption agencies in Britain and their response to a new law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. They were given an exemption from the law until yesterday, but now the moment has come for them to decide whether to comply, resist or close. 

BBC is reporting that the agencies are split down the middle, with half having announced that they will comply. Of 11 agencies, five will comply and one will close. Another two of the agencies are seeking exemption from the law by having themselves registered as charities explicitly serving heterosexual and single people. The position of the remaining three agencies is not known.

HT: UK Gay News


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