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Tennessee Passes Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Deny Gay Couples; Governor Says He’ll Sign It

Governor Bill Lee / Twitter The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies to deny same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. Governor Bill Lee has promised to sign it. The AP reports: “The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation. Lee’s communication director, Chris Walker, confirmed in...
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Tennessee just passed a bill to stop same-sex parents from adopting

The Tennessee state senate has started out the year by signing a bill that will allow faith-based adoption and foster agencies the ability to discriminate against LGBT+ people. The bill declares that no licensed adoption agency would be required to participate in a child placement with an LGBT+ family if doing so would “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies”. Some faith-based agencies in Tennessee already do not allow gay couples to adopt, but this move would provide legal protections to those agencies, as well as ensuring...
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Three Utah Girls Stood Up To Teacher Who Told Boy With Two Dads ‘Homosexuality Is Wrong’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A Utah substitute teacher was fired last week after she allegedly condemned the parents of a fifth-grade boy who told the class he was thankful for his two adoptive dads. The incident occurred last Friday at the Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills after the substitute asked students to share what they were thankful for this year. “I’m thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads,” the 11-year-old child shared with his classmates. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Students later said...
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‘We Will Stand for the Freedom of Religion’: Pence Brags Trump to Allow Adoption Agencies ‘Right’ to Ban LGBTQ Parents

Vice President Mike Pence this week attended a federal government event during which he bragged about the Trump administration’s latest attack on LGBTQ people. The vice president (video below) heralded a fast-tracked proposed policy from the Dept. of Health and Human Services that would reverse an Obama-era rule barring discrimination by adoption and foster care agencies against LGBTQ people and same-sex couples. The proposed rollback of that rule is expected to go into effect in just a few weeks, granting government protection to religious, faith-based, or any other adoption organization...
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Mike Pence Tells Cheering Crowd He ‘Couldn’t Be More Proud’ of New Rule Allowing Adoption Agencies to Reject Gay Couples: WATCH

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at an event Tuesday at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington observing National Adoption Month that was apparently packed with religious conservatives eager to cheer Trump administration plans to roll back an Obama-era rule that barred taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies from rejecting same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. Said Pence: “Let me assure all of you that we understand the role that communities fo faith play in adoption … I couldn’t be more proud that at President Trump’s direction and...
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Mike Pence ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of Trump’s adoption rule discriminating against queer couples. Shocking, isn’t it?

In news that will come as a shock to queer people everywhere, Mike Pence has said he “couldn’t be more proud” of an anti-LGBT+ adoption rule. The US vice president – who is notorious for his anti-LGBT+ views – made his comments at the Department of Health & Human Services, the Washington Blade reports. He was speaking about a new rule introduced by the Trump administration which will mean that LGBT+ people can be denied the opportunity to adopt children from religious agencies. Unsurprisingly, Mike Pence wants to protect faith-based...
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