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Feedback at 5:00: Should Agencies Be Allowed To Stop Adoptions Based On Religious Or Moral Beliefs?

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New legislation introduced to Michigan lawmakers could tighten the restrictions on certain adoptions.

Agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on religious or moral beliefs.

It could also stop the state from refusing to give taxpayer funds or grants to agencies that choose not to participate in adoptions on those grounds.

Opponents call it state-sanctioned discrimination, and say the bill hurts the estimated 14,000 foster children in Michigan who are available for adoption.

Supporters say it's supporting "religious freedom" of adoption agencies.

It will be an issue in the spotlight on October 1st, when a U.S. District Court hears a challenge of Michigan's ban on same sex marriage and adoptions.

Do you think agencies should be allowed to stop adoptions based on religious or moral beliefs?

It's tonight's Feedback at Five.