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Scottish Official Warns Catholic Adoption Agency: Place Kids With S-S Couples or Be Shuttered

 

Scottish adoption charity St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society has been warned that if it does not start accepting applications from gay couples it will lose its charity status.

St Margaret’s policy states that “We expect applicants to have been married for at least two years”.

Following a complaint by the National Secular Society (NSS), the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) ruled that since same-sex marriage is not currently legal in the UK, the policy was excluding gay couples from their adoption system.

This was deemed to be unlawful discrimination.