Stonewall Cymru welcomes adoption decision: 'triumph for tolerance over prejudice.'

Stonewall Cymru warmly welcomes today's media reports that ministers have decided not to allow Catholic adoption agencies to opt out of new discrimination laws.

Liz Morgan, Stonewall Cymru Acting Director, said: 'We're absolutely delighted that the Government seems to have decided against an opt-out.  The exemptions which Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and others were demanding would have denied some of Britain's most vulnerable young people a loving home, as well as stigmatising lesbian and gay parents and the many children raised in stable, loving families by them. This is a triumph of tolerance over prejudice.'

For further information contact: Matthew Batten, Policy & Public Affairs Officer on 029 2023 7744 or Liz Morgan, Acting Director on 029 20237744

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