adoption

3:31 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Adoptions could be refused based on religious beliefs

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The legislation would also prevent the state from giving taxpayer money to those agencies. The bills passed in the state House today without public input or debate.
Private adoption agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on sincerely held religious beliefs, according to a bill that passed a state House committee Wednesday. The package of bills have been touted as supporting "religious freedom" of adoption agencies by allowing child placing agencies to refuse to "provide a service or facilitate a placement" that violates its religious beliefs.
6:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Bill would allow adoption agencies to refuse placements based on religious, moral objections

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Proponents say bill promotes religious freedom, opponents call it state-sanctioned discrimination
LANSING - Adoption agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on religious or moral beliefs, according to a bill that will be considered by the state House on Wednesday.