Comments: RC adoption agency loses fourth appeal

This ruling says, even more clearly than before, that charities ARE able to discriminate against gay couples.

It makes clear that the Roman Catholic authorities were unable to make a convincing case to justify their claims. The judgment leaves no doubt that if Catholic Care had been able to substantiate the claims they made, which all the tribunals agree they have not, they would still need to up their game somewhat to pass the test that the discrimination could be justified.

The Charity Commission's lawyer gets quite a slapping here too.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Friday, 2 November 2012 at 6:30pm GMT

Wake up and smell the coffee, Catholic Care: that nice gay couple is making breakfast for the whole family! ;-)

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 3 November 2012 at 12:13am GMT

I am sorry. This charity places FIVE children a year for adoption, it is hardly its dominant activity. Why is this charity fighting so hard to retain what is a marginal activity. Their money would be better spent on their core activities.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Saturday, 3 November 2012 at 9:07am GMT

We broke the "law" in the sixteenth century to survive as a Church.....the Agencies should be a wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.

However thay should not have become so dependent on state finance as they did 30 years ago.

Posted by robert ian williams at Monday, 5 November 2012 at 7:11am GMT
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