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Kansas, Oklahoma Pass Bills Protecting Religious Beliefs of Adoption Agencies
Religion Clause ^ | 5/7/18

Posted on 05/13/2018 6:37:50 AM PDT by marshmallow

As reported by AP, last week both the Kansas an the Oklahoma legislatures approved bills allowing faith-based social service agencies to provide adoption services consistent with their religious beliefs. Wichita Eagle had this report on Kansas SB 284 (legislative history) (full text):

A bill that ensures faith-based adoption agencies can turn away gay and lesbian couples based on religious beliefs will be signed into law by Gov. Jeff Colyer....

The Senate approved the bill 24-15 at 1:51 a.m. Friday after the House passed it Thursday night, 63-58. The bill had been dormant for weeks before lawmakers revived and passed it in a matter of hours....

The bill doesn’t apply to organizations that contract directly with DCF [Kansas Department of Chidren and Families], allowing DCF to prohibit discrimination in placements. Agencies that refuse to place children with LGBT couples can continue to receive reimbursement from the state if they are making placements on behalf of a DCF contractor.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 05/13/2018 6:37:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

A law protecting the free exercise of religion? What a novel idea!

2 posted on 05/13/2018 6:51:24 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Spok

Its too bad and a huge waste that we have to do these kinds of things to keep the American train on the proper track.

I hope the Oklahoma version gets the Gov’s signature.

3 posted on 05/13/2018 7:16:35 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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