The Catholic Church wants to discriminate against gay couples who want to use their adoption services, contrary to the law. They already discriminate against women, and cover up sexual abuse by gay clergy, but now they are bringing their prejudices out into the open.
Cabinet rejects exemption on gay adoptions
Compromise means Catholic church will not be given special treatment
Will Woodward and Severin Carrell
Thursday January 25, 2007
The Catholic church is almost certain to lose its battle for special treatment over gay adoption rules under a deal agreed by the cabinet to heal damaging divisions between senior ministers. Cabinet sources said the new proposals would require Catholic adoption agencies to consider gay couples - or close down - after a reasonable delay that would allow them to ensure that the children in their care are properly dealt with.