Sunday, August 22, 2010

Adoption: Now Open to Gay Couples in the UK

There was a tussle in the United Kingdom, in which the Catholic adoption agency could discriminate against LGBTQ couples in terms of adopting children. In a world where there are lots of children who are in need of a loving home, the Catholic Church in the UK objected to LGBTQ people being adopting parent(s).

Good news: the courts decided that the Catholic agency, Catholic Care, must let LGBTQ people adopt if they meet the criteria of being good parents.

Roman Catholic adoption agency has lost its fight for the right to continue its policy of refusing to place children with same-sex couples based on religious principles.

The agency, Catholic Care, saw its battle to limit its adoption services to heterosexual-only parents collapse in a ruling Thursday (August 19) by the powerful Charity Commission, an independent watchdog in England, although funded by the British government.

After a lengthy legal wrangle, the Charity Commission decreed that Charity Care's stance amounted to discrimination based on sexual orientation because it "departs from the principle of treating people equally."

Celebrate for all the children in the world who need parents, and for all of those who want to be loving parents.



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