Illinois lawmaker pushes legislation to restore Catholic Charities adoption services
CWN - October 18, 2011
An Illinois state legislator has introduced legislation that would allow Catholic Charities to continue provide adoption services, despite a court ruling that the state government properly withdrew funding for the Church-backed agencies.
Senator Kyle McCarter has proposed an amendment to the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, exempting church-related charities from the new state requirement that same-sex couples must receive equal treatment in adoption services. The proposal would require religious charities to refer homosexual couples to another agency for adoption.
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