When Adoption Agencies Can Turn Away Gay Prospective Parents, What Happens to the Kids?

For Religion News Service, Bobby Ross Jr. reports that Oklahoma lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow private adoption and foster care providers to turn away same-sex couples, on the basis of the providers’ religious convictions. Seven other states have already passed similar bills, which LGBT rights groups have labeled as discriminatory. Ross writes, “It’s a conflict playing out across the nation, and both sides say that if the other side wins, the number of children placed in loving homes will fall.”

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