(Times Online): Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have accused the Government of using new equality laws to force them to ordain transsexuals as priests or allow them to become nuns.
The bishops of England and Wales said that proposals to ban “indirect discrimination” against people who have had gender reassignment operations would take away their right to check baptismal and confirmation certificates which would show if candidates for the priesthood, religious life or marriage had a hidden past. The Government plans to change the law so that such records are altered when a person has such an operation. Requesting an exemption, the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Rev Peter Smith, said: “Many Christians believe, on strongly held religious grounds, that gender is given before birth and cannot be changed.”
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