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Update: charity law

Sarah Clune reviews the most significant cases for the voluntary sector this quarter – some well-known, others less so – that all charity lawyers should be aware of

27 June 2011

Catholic Care

In April, the First-tier Tribunal (Charity) dismissed the latest appeal by the adoption agency Catholic Care [2011] CA/2010/000. It was trying to overturn the second decision of the Charity Commission, delivered in July last year, to refuse permission for the charity to change its objects to allow discrimination in favour of a heterosexual couple, which would have permitted it to refuse to offer adoption services to same-sex couples.

Catholic Care argued that the less favourable treatment it proposed to offer same-sex couples constituted a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, which is the requirement of section 193 of the Equality Act 2010. The arguments advanced included the notion that the legitimate aim that it was pursuing was the prospect of increasing the number of children placed with adoptive families.

The charity also claimed that the discrimination proposed was proportionate to the achievement of this leg...

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