Scottish Catholic adoption agency seeks review of decision that puts it charitable status at risk

A Catholic adoption agency has asked the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to review a decision forcing it to stop refusing same-sex couples from using its services or risk losing its charitable status.

The OSCR last month ruled that the Glasgow-based St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society had failed the charity test because it insisted that potential adoptive parents be married for at least two years and was therefore in breach of the Equality Act 2010 for excluding same-sex couples from its services.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow is backing the agency in it appeal against the decision. The OSCR decision was prompted by a complaint by the National Secular Society.


More discrimination against the Church.

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