Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said: “It is unfortunate that the court has enabled Catholic Care to exploit what was obviously an error in the drafting of the equality legislation. The loophole this created was never intended to be used this way.”
Now that\’s about adoption and whether an agency can discriminate against those it wishes to (and given that such agencies, even the State, regularly discriminate on the basis of weight, age, smoking, drinking and race, why they shouldn\’t be allowed to do so on the basis of sexuality escapes me).
But the much more important point is that we are a society governed by law. It is what the law says, not what the dunderheads in Parliament meant it to say, which counts.
Which is, of course, why we have the distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion. You owe what the law says you owe, not what an MP would like you to owe.