Catholic adoption agency permitted to keep charity status

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) reviewed the practices of St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society in January of last year and found it to be breaching the Equality Act 2010.

The OSCR judged that it gave greater priority to prospective adoptive parents who were a couple, Catholic, married for at least two years and wished to adopt within the framework of the Catholic faith.

The OSCR concluded that St Margaret’s was engaging in discrimination given its refusal to place children with same-sex couples…

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