A 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."
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And THIS is what people are concerned about happening when it comes to gay marriage. That the churches will be forced to perform the ceremonies even if they don't agree. There are other places to go. Catholic charities do so much to help so many...but by all means lets put them out of business because they dont agree with THIS cause.....
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