Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tennessee Bill Would Allow Adoption Agencies to Deny Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Grounds

From USA Today:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multiple bills filed this week in the Tennessee General Assembly would allow adoption agencies to deny services to same-sex couples based on religious objections.

One bill, filed by Republican legislators Joey Hensley and John Ragan specifies that an adoption agency would not be required to provide services to a couple if it would conflict with the agency's "sincerely held religious beliefs." The bill would also prevent state or local government from taking adverse action against those groups.

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