ACLU Challenges Michigan’s Religious-Freedom Adoption Rule

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two lesbian couples who were denied the opportunity to adopt children through Michigan’s foster care system, challenging the state’s practice of letting taxpayer-funded agencies reject qualified same-sex couples because of religious objections.

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S.D. Grants ‘Protection’ to Religious Adoption Agencies

South Dakota has become the first state since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 to pass a law offering “protection” to religious-based child-placement services that would allow them to turn away adoptive and foster families that do not share the agencies’ beliefs.

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