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Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children In All 50 States
Tennessee bills would allow adoption agencies to deny LGBT couples
House Republicans passed an amendment out of committee Wednesday that would protect adoption agencies that refuse services — such as turning away gay couples — based on their religious beliefs, putting the measure over an initial hurdle in Congress and bringing a state-level strategy to the national stage. Nor could a state deny funding to agencies if it receives federal funding for child welfare services under the Social Security Act. Further, the measure would punish LGBT-friendly states. States could lose federal adoption funds, for instance, if they ban anti-LGBT discrimination — thereby tilting federal adoption funding toward states that allow religious recusals.
Adoption: Cause for Concern
Part of the Adoption Series. Scripture clearly and repeatedly exhorts Christians to care for the fatherless. And, with , children waiting for a mother and father in the U. While orphan care is clearly a biblical mandate for churches and families, adoption is also an important policy concern that impacts other efforts to defend life and family.
Skip to content. Traditionally, the father sits on the right, the mother on the left. But since a law reform in , various same-sex couples have brought their adopted children to be baptized. Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the archdiocese of Mexico City. The Roman Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage and opposes adoption by gay and lesbian couples.