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Last Catholic adoption agency to resist gay equality legislation

The last Catholic adoption agency in the UK will take its case to the High Court this week to fight equality legislation forcing it to accept gay couples.

Catholic Care, which serves Leeds, Middlesbrough and Hallam in South Yorkshire, will appeal against a Charities Commission ruling which said it could not discriminate against gay would-be parents.

All other Catholic adoption agencies have closed or cut their ties with the church since the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2007 came into power. They were given a two-year window in which to comply with the law.

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March 2, 2010

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