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Illinois lawmaker pushes legislation to restore Catholic Charities adoption services

Catholic World News - 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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  • Posted by: Chelle,SFO-MI - Oct. 21, 2011 3:25 PM ET USA

    They should ask Safoorah Khan's lawyer to harp on um...do you think it would help???

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