Settlement Means Adoptions Can Be Denied To Same Sex Couples

From the Associated Pres — Faith-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan can refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a settlement filed in federal court, months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for a Catholic charity in a similar case. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the high court’s ruling against Philadelphia is binding on the
state and limits its ability to enforce a non-discrimination policy. Michigan, like most states, contracts with private agencies to place children from troubled homes with new families.