Christian and civil rights groups have expressed delight at an employment tribunal decision in favour of a gay youth worker who has won his discrimination claim against the Bishop of Hereford. There are calls for the bishop to resign.
Catholic leaders in England, Wales and Scotland are being encouraged not to resist the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) with which their adoption agencies will be required to comply from April 2007. Instead they are being urged to follow an ‚Äúinspirational‚Äù example from the United States.
The Church of England's governing body, its General Synod of lay people, clergy and bishops, will be asked to support a resolution recognising both sides in the current global debate on human sexuality when it meets later this month.
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.
The advertising standards watchdog has rejected a claim that a controversial advert reporting increased homophobia, and depicting the Bible next to a pool of blood, implied that the teachings of the Bible were responsible for violence against gays.