Friday, 8 June 2007

Christian Activists Challenge “Gay Rights” Law In Northern Ireland

Churches and Christian charities in Northern Ireland are taking the UK Government to court, arguing that new laws on homosexuality threaten their religious freedom. The Christian Institute, a nondenominational Christian charity, took the case to the High Court in Belfast in Monday to argue that Northern Ireland’s Sexual Orientation Regulations restrict religious liberty.

The laws, which came into force in Northern Ireland last January, requires religious adoption agencies to treat homosexual couples as prospective adoptive couples, on a par with traditional married couples. If the challenge is successful, the regulations could be declared unlawful. Read more

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