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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pence Praises Rule that would Let Adoption Agencies Exclude Gay Parents

From NBC News

During an event celebrating National Adoption Month, Vice President Mike Pence praised a proposed Trump administration rulethat would allow federal funding to flow to adoption agencies that refuse to place children with LGBTQ families, among others.

"We’ve reversed the rule implemented in the closing days of the last administration that jeopardized the ability of faith-based providers to serve those in need by penalizing them for their deeply held religious beliefs," Pence said at an event Tuesday at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. "We will stand for the freedom of religion and we will stand with faith-based organizations to support adoption."

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