Lawmakers approved a measure that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse child placements based on moral beliefs. But a new law in Tennessee makes it explicit. He was reelected in despite the accusations.
Quinton adopted Clayton through a private, secular agency, but he wonders what would have happened if he were in the same situation today and didn't meet the private agency's "moral" criteria. Joel Ebert Nashville Tennessean.
A separate case last year in Pennsylvania affirmed that a Catholic agency in Philadelphia must comply with the city's nondiscrimination requirements, though the Supreme Court is currently considering whether to take up this case. As long as the LGBTQ community continues to be targeted by discriminatory laws, we will turn to the courts for recourse.
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Well, we're not going to allow that because he doesn't share our view on who Jesus is. February 19, Report. Sign up to get the Daily News Update each weekday morning. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Join our movement today. As for Oliver Graves and the Stantons, their story has a happy ending.
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Previous research has also suggested that LGBTQ people are more likely to adopt older, special-needs and minority children. And if you want to be involved in foster care, you can be. Follow NBC News. The Nashville-area business owners had been struggling with fertility issues since the birth of their son, Ryman, six years earlier.
Only five states — California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island — actively prohibit discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity in child welfare services.