Judge blocks deal to bar LGBT discrimination in adoptions

LANSING, Michigan— Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids blocked Democratic state Attorney General Dana Nessel, Michigan’s first openly gay statewide officeholder, from barring […]

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Faith-based adoption agency sues after Michigan settlement

LANSING, Michigan — Faith-based adoption agencies sued the state of Michigan on Monday, challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit in western Michigan’s U.S. District Court on behalf of Lansing-based St. Vincent Catholic Charities. It is […]

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