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House OKs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds

Published on May 9, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Editor’s note: This story was updated on May 10 to reflect that the House gave the measure final approval. Faith-based adoption agencies in Texas would be able to reject prospective parents on religious grounds under a bill the state House preliminarily approved Tuesday over strong objections from Democratic lawmakers who said it would ultimately harm children and deny good people the right to care for them. Under House Bill 3859, which advanced on a 94-51 vote, providers would be protected from legal retaliation if they assert their “sincerely held religious beliefs” while caring for abused and neglected children. The measure would allow them to place a child in […]

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