Judge Rules Michigan Adoption Agencies Can Reject Gay Couples

Religious liberty advocates have praised a Michigan federal judge who blocked the state from enforcing new rules that he says target faith-based foster and adoption agencies. But supporters of the policy voiced concerns that the ruling reopened the door to discrimination against same-sex couples. 

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Panel Appears Sympathetic to Tribal Bid to Block Sulfide Mine

Seventh Circuit judges pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to explain how the Menominee Tribe could navigate the complex intersection of federal and state law to challenge a mine’s application for a permit allowing runoff into a river that forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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