A Roman Catholic charity said it might close its adoption services after a tribunal ruled that it cannot refuse to help gay couples adopt. The charity says the regulations clash with Roman Catholic doctrine.
Catholic Care, the care agency for the Diocese of Leeds, has already been told by the Charity Commission it cannot opt out of equality laws that force it to offer adoption services to homosexuals.
It had asked the Charity Commission for permission to amend its constitution so it could lawfully decline the services to same-sex couples. But the commission refused and the charity unsuccessfully appealed against the decision made at a charity tribunal last year.