State Settlement on Same-Sex Adoption Challenged

A faith-based adoption agency is suing the state.

They are challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons.

Saint Vincent Catholic Charities and a couple who adopted five children filed the lawsuit today.

It comes after Attorney General Dana Nessell announced the change in March.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the state in 2017 on behalf of a same-sex couple, who say they were turned away from adoption because they were gay.

A Republican-made law says child-placement agencies do not have to provide services that go against their religious beliefs.

But Nessel’s settlement says the law does.