I'm a few days late with this one since it's been floating around the web for a while, but I only came across it this morning.
The equivalent of the Supreme Court in the U.K. has ruled that "gay rights take precedence" over Christian beliefs. The ruling stems from a case involving foster parents who were brought to the high courts over charges that their religious beliefs were interfering with their foster children's upbringing. Namely, the couple believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, as many Christians tend to believe. As such, the court wants to enforce a ban which prevents the couple from ever being able to take foster children into their home again.
I'm not posting this to make my views known on gay marriage, though I'm sure that post will come at some point. I'm posting this because it is absolutely deplorable that a high court should have any control over how parents get to raise their children! When the government controls individual, domestic issues like parenting without consideration of the will of it's people, the idea of living in a free society quickly perishes.
I feel so blessed to be a citizen of a country where my freedom and individual rights are protected under the law, but the U.K. does not have a Constitution, so unfortunately, these foster parents have no recourse. Even though they have successfully helped to raise 15 foster children over the course of their lives, their good deeds have been stripped away with the drop of an unrighteous gavel. It's all so unfortunate...