Last night in the Lords the Government was defeated in its attempt to make Christian organisations employ sodomites.
For further information see:
Lords defeat Government over church staff - Christian Institute
Lords defeat for Harman over forcing churches to hire gays - Daily Mail
If this law had gone through it would have meant that Christian organisations would no longer be able to turn down for employment anyone who does not agree with their theological position.
Churches, etc. have a special status that lets them turn down applicants whose lifestyles conflict with the churches' beliefs, even if they are otherwise well qualified for the job.
Churches can turn down candidates for jobs as ministers if they practice sodomy, or if they have changed their sex or are women.
We appreciate the work of the Christian Institute in this matter.