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A lesbian couple are to open Britain’s first gay-only fertility centre.

Natalie Drew and Ashling Phillips, who have two children by a sperm donor, said they decided to set up a centre exclusively for gay people after their own experiences in trying to start a family. The Gay Family Web Fertility Centre opens its office on Monday in Birmingham where it will ‘match-make’ potential parents with sperm donors, egg donors or surrogates.

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‘We have had a bit of hostility, more from different gay groups that run similar centres who are a bit hostile because we’ve stood up and said that this needs to be exclusively gay.’

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘The law is very clear: someone who is providing a service cannot refuse to serve somebody on the basis of their sexual orientation, but in this case they can market themselves as a same-sex fertility clinic.

‘However, if a straight couple were to approach them for help, they would not be able to refuse to serve them.’

The pair say they would not turn away a heterosexual couple, but the clinic’s priority is people in same-sex relationships.

(Via: Family Scholar’s Blog )

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