gay adoption

  • 16 Nov 2010

    A Christian who advised an adoption panel on medical issues, but was dismissed for refusing to recommend same-sex couples, loses her religious discrimination claim.

  • 23 Aug 2010

    The chief executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is "delighted" that the Charity Commission has ruled against Catholic Care over gay adoptions.

  • 17 Jul 2009

    Gay couples can lay equal claim to their married heterosexual counterparts when bringing up children in stable relationships, according to the head of a Catholic charity that supports marriage.

  • 7 Sep 2007

    Preserving religious freedom, including the right to manifest diverse beliefs, is a cornerstone of an open, liberal and tolerant society, the C of E Archbishops’ Council says in its response to proposals for a Single Equality Bill. Others say the Church is being too defensive.

  • 23 Apr 2007

    Furious at government policy on gay adoptions and other issues, Scotland's Catholic bishops have sent a letter round to churches with a thinly-veiled call for a anti-Labour vote in the the forthcoming elections.

  • 1 Feb 2007

    The announcement that there will be no opt-out for Catholic adoption agencies from the Sexual Orientation Regulations, has been interpreted as posing a threat to the involvement of churches in public life.

  • 31 Jan 2007

    A prominent evangelical Christian, the Rev Malcolm Duncan, who heads up the Faithworks movement ‚Ä' which is involved in public service provision ‚Ä' has welcomed the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) that some Catholic and Anglican leaders have described as compromising their consciences.

  • 31 Jan 2007

    Tony Blair announced on Monday (29th January 2007) that faith-based adoption agencies will not have special exemptions from the new Sexual Orientation Regulations, but that they will have a ‘transition period' of 21 months before the SORs come fully into force at the end of 2008. He also paid tribute to the work of agencies motivated by religious faith, and stated that it was important to ensure that the expertise and services of these groups was not lost.

  • 31 Jan 2007
  • 30 Jan 2007

    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has given a broad welcome to Prime Minister Tony Blair's proposal that adoption agencies currently operating under restrictions imposed by Roman Catholic bishops should be given 21 months to find a way of continuing to serve children without discriminating against lesbian and gay couples.