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Michigan settles adoption lawsuit to stop LGBT discrimination

Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general’s office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don’t want to work with gays and lesbians.

Under the settlement announced Friday, the state says it will enforce non-discrimination provisions in its foster care and adoption agency contracts.

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel initiated settlement talks upon taking office. She says discrimination in foster care and adoption services is “illegal, no matter the rationale.”

Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services are paid by the state to place children from troubled families with new families.

The suit filed by two lesbian couples doesn’t directly challenge a 2015 Republican-backed law that says child-placement agencies aren’t required to provide services that conflict with their beliefs.

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7 comments

  • On It

    The devil’s hand guides political correctness. Do not willingly take his hand. Remember when we voted as a state to only permit marriage between a man & a woman? It was overturned by one liberal judge. The will of the people means nothing to the leftists march forward. Forward, & lean forward are the code words for communists. Who uses these words regularly? Be aware.

    • lml25

      The kid will grow up normal with gay parents…lol(NOT).WTF are these people thinking?Is it to spread the homosexual lifestyle?I feel sorry for the kids.It’s like letting priests adopt.

  • steve

    Kids very often emulate their parents, sometimes permanently. Do you think that it’s very likely that children raised in an aberrant lifestyle might adopt those relationships as normal? I do.

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