The OSCR [Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator] report found the agency gives greater priority to prospective adoptive parents who are a couple, Catholic, married for at least two years and wish to adopt within the framework of the Catholic faith.
Because marriage is not yet available to gay couples, the regulator ruled this “constitutes direct discrimination” and breached equality laws because access to the benefit the charity is providing is “unduly restricted”.
“OSCR also finds that this discrimination causes disbenefit to same-sex couples. For these reasons OSCR finds that the charity does not provide public benefit and it therefore fails the charity test,” the report concluded.
Yet another cudgel to beat Catholics into line, the charity status. We're just going to have to fore go it, if governments try to play hardball like this.
Related link: Catholic adoption agency faces punishment for gay 'discrimination' ~ The Telegraph