Tones had been considering a totally immoral-in-our-opinion-as-well-as-anyone-with-goodness-in-their-hearts exemption from the Sexual Orientation Regulations bit of said bill, for Catholic providers of adoption services. ‘Cause they reckon gays who bum and their lady equivalents are bad people and shouldn’t be given the chance to offer warm, loving homes to kids who need them.
It’s nice to know one of the most powerful people in the world can be swayed (however unsuccessfully) by religious minorities who use blackmail as a tool (said Catholic adoption agencies were threatening to shut themselves down rather than provide services to gays. We know, let’s deny all the innocent children a loving home, just so you can continue flailing your particular brand of discrimination about! Honestly, love is the answer people!).
Oh happy days. (Not for them there Catholics, mind.)