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Catholic Group Wants Same-Sex Couple Foster Care Policy Stopped

June 27, 2019, 2:22 PM

A Michigan policy prohibiting state-contracted agencies from excluding LGBTQ individuals and same-sex couples from foster care and adoption services violates a religious ministry’s rights, a Catholic Charities affiliate said.

Catholic Charities West Michigan June 26 asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to block the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services from taking any action against it for refusing to recommend LGBTQ individuals or same-sex couples for adoption or foster care. The requested order, if granted, would stop the state from enforcing the policy—which the state characterizes as a “directive"—until its validity is determined in ...