Thursday, 1 November 2007

Christian Magistrate loses gay adoption appeal

A Christian magistrate who felt forced to resign because he opposes adoption by gay couples has lost his appeal but vows to fight on.

Andrew McClintock, a Christian magistrate who felt compelled to resign over his views on gay adoption
Mr McClintock was 'deeply disappointed' with the decision

Andrew McClintock told an employment appeal tribunal earlier this month that he had suffered discrimination because the courts refused to allow him to opt out of cases involving such adoptions.

He also argued that placing children with gay parents was an "experiment in social science" that was not necessarily in their best interests.

But the Department for Constitutional Affairs, which is responsible for magistrates courts, said that judges could not pick and choose which cases they heard. Read more
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