Should Texas be allowed to reject adoption parents because of religion?

Should religious liberty protections be extended to allow adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds? According to the UPI, A proposed law in Texas would allow adoption agencies to reject potential parents based upon the adoption agency’s “sincerely held religious beliefs.” Should faith-based provider agencies be given this protection? Supporters of Texas House Bill 3859 firmly believe so.

The Texas bill if enacted into law would prevent the government or anyone working with the state’s child welfare system who operates within Texas under government authority from filing lawsuits or take any adverse action against faith-based adoption agencies. In addition, the religious adoption agency staff would be given legal protection to refuse to facilitate or provide adoption services and contraception to teens under their care.

The opposition is certainly  positioned to…



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