Michigan Judge Denies State’s Request to Halt LGBT Adoption Ruling

A federal judge weighed in on a Catholic adoption agency’s ability to refuse LGBTQ couples.

He denied the state’s request to halt his initial decision that allowed the agency to refuse gay couples.

Judge Robert Jonker says state attorneys offered nothing new and that Attorney General Dana Nessel is engaged in “religious targeting.”

Nessel denied being hostile toward faith-based agencies.

She says Michigan law allows child-placing agencies to turn away families in private cases based on their religious beliefs, but not when it comes to placing state-supervised children.