Illinois lawmaker pushes legislation to restore Catholic Charities adoption services
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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