Catholic Church against amendment

The Catholic Church is planning an advertising campaign on the
importance of marriage that could undermine government plans to
liberalise adoption laws.

The church is concerned with an amendment to the Adoption and
Children Bill that would allow unmarried and lesbian and gay
couples to adopt. A spokesperson for the church said: “If people
aren’t prepared to make a lifelong commitment to each other how can
they commit to adopting a child?”

The bill, which is due to become law later this year, has been
given the backing of MPs and is being debated in the House of

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