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Should Adoption Agencies Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Gay Parents?posted on September 24, 2015
At The Atlantic, Alana Semuels reports that in some states, religious liberty laws are beginning to clash with gay rights as faith-based adoption agencies refuse to work with same-sex couples. Michigan, like several other states, has passed a law that allows religious adoption agencies that contract with the state to deny prospective parents service in order to preserve their religious freedom. “The timing of the conversation and the explicitly anti-LGBT rhetoric used to justify these exemptions makes it clear that religious exemptions are being used as a vehicle to harm LGBT individuals and their families,” said Heron Greenesmith, the LGBT movement and policy analyst for the Movement Advancement Project.