A U.K. foster couple is trying to block a gay couple from adopting the children they’ve been fostering since earlier this year.
The heterosexual foster couple were denied the ability to adopt the foster children. Some report that it was originally because they were told their home was too small and other outlets report that they were eventually blocked from adoption because of their negative viewpoints toward the LGBT community. The husband told the Sunday Times that he would find it hard to accept if one of the children came out as gay, but eventually would accept it.
When the couple heard that a gay couple was being lined up to adopt the children, they hired anti-gay Christian Legal Center to argue that the foster care couple are being “discriminated against” for their “religious beliefs” in not being allowed to adopt the children.
Andrea Williams of the CLC, known for her staunchly homophobic views, told the Independent:
“Suddenly to be told they would be placed in a same-sex household, this really came out of the blue to them.To be told that there viewpoint was discriminatory, that their fitness to adopt was coming into question, and told the children would be removed, was very difficult for them.”
“They believe that the children, who have had a very difficult start in life, need a mother and father,” she added.
The case is currently under review by the adoption council.