Posted by: becketfund | July 20, 2009

UK: Doctor Removed from Adoption Panel for Religious Beliefs

NORTH HAMPTONSHIRE – The city council removed Dr. Sheila Matthews from an adoption panel because she refused to endorse applications by homosexual couples, an objection that was determined to be in violation with equality legislation, the Daily Mail reported on July 20.  Dr. Matthews had originally requested that she be allowed to abstain from voting in cases of same-sex couples because of her Christian beliefs, however this led to her being barred from the panel.

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