Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yes! High Court rules in favour of Catholic Care Adoption Agency

Statement from Catholic Care

The Court has confirmed that Catholic Care was correct in its reading of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 and has agreed with us that Regulation 18 can apply to any charity subject to it being in the public interest. We look forward to producing evidence to the Charity Commission to support the position that we have consistently taken through this process that without being able to use this exemption children without families would be seriously disadvantaged.

Catholic Care has been providing specialist adoption services for over 100 years. We have helped hundreds of children though the recruitment, assessment, training and support for prospective adoptive parents as well as offering on-going and post-adoption support to families that give such security and love for some of the most vulnerable children in our society. The judgement today will help in our determination to continue to provide this invaluable service to benefit children, families and communities.
+ The Right Reverend Arthur Roche
Bishop of Leeds
March 17th 2010

2 Comments:

OpenID liadnan said...

They haven't quite won, yet, they won the broad principle argument but the practical decision is referred back to the Charity Commission.

See here paras 10-12 and 108-111.

3/17/2010 7:15 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

You're quite right, liadnan but it's a victory worth celebrating nevertheless.

3/17/2010 7:30 AM  

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