LONDON, May 17, 2002 ( – British Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith faced his first caucus revolt on Thursday as several Tory MPs refused to oppose the Labour government’s adoption legislation that will allow homosexual and unmarried couples to adopt children. Mr. Duncan Smith, who is leader of the opposition, tried to impose the strictest form of party discipline, arguing that the party must protect “vulnerable” children who could be adopted into “unstable” domestic situations. The law passed the House of Commons by 288 votes to 133, but is expected to receive strong opposition in the House of Lords.  To read The Times coverage see:,,2-298983,00.html   For Daily Telegraph coverage with useful links see: