The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel's office and lawyers for the American Civil Liberties, which sued in on behalf of two lesbian couples and a woman who was in foster care in her teens. Stephanie Jackson's shirt says it all - "Best cookies in the D. A Michigan adoption agency is challenging a state settlement that bans contracts with foster and adoption agencies that won't work with gay couples. AP - Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The nonprofit was handling 1, cases as of February. Rick Snyder. The group is currently caring for 86 children and last year placed 69 children in foster homes and finalized 19 adoptions, he said.
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, pictured earlier this month, has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who argued their rights were violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians. A Republican-enacted law says child-placement agencies are not required to provide any services that conflict with their sincerely held religious beliefs. A Republican-enacted law says child-placement agencies are not required to provide services that conflict with their sincerely held religious beliefs. This same-sex couple is fighting to adopt
It applies only in Michigan, not to its operations in other states.