Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Michigan law would allow adoption agencies to refuse service if reason for refusal is religiously based.

The law’s backers say the bill will ensure that faith-based adoption agencies remain open so that as many children as possible can be adopted, report the Detroit Free Press and the Associated Press.

The American Civil Liberties Union, on the other hand, is considering a legal challenge.

“The Constitution doesn’t allow discrimination based on religion and you can’t do that with state funds,” ACLU lawyer Brooke Tucker told the Detroit Free Press. “We’re looking at our legal options and especially looking to hear from people who will be adversely affected by this.”

Article here (via aba journal). 

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