Friday, May 05, 2017

Bad News For Would Be LGBT Parents

The attacks continue this time for those LGBT parents that want to adopt children, Louisiana just passed a law allowing organizations to discriminate against us.
Alabama signs law allowing adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
By Tom McKay
May 3, 2017

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill allowing adoption agencies throughout the state to reject gay couples looking to adopt a child, and, more generally, reject any applying parents who conflict with their stated religious beliefs, reported Wednesday.

The law disallows the state from "refusing to license or renew the license" of any adoption agencies which cite religious beliefs when refusing child placements. While it does not actually prevent gay couples or other LGBTQ individuals from adopting a child in the state, it does protect faith-based groups from retaliation for discriminating against them when choosing prospecting parents.
Once again the Republicans try to hide their bigotry behind “religious freedom.”
"I ultimately signed House Bill 24 because it ensures hundreds of children can continue to find 'forever homes' through religiously-affiliated adoption agencies," she added. "This bill is not about discrimination, but instead protects the ability of religious agencies to place vulnerable children in a permanent home."
If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might want to buy.

If an agency receives public funding it should be for everyone, not just for a select few.

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