Illinois Senate Committee Rejects Bill to Allow Adoption Discrimination against LGBT Families

On April 13, 2011, an Illinois State Senate Committee rejected a proposed law that would have allowed religious organizations to deny services to LGBT families seeking to adopt or foster children.

According to the Huffington Post, “The legislation, which was sponsored by Democratic Sen. David Koehler, would have amended the state’s recently passed civil unions law and allowed religious child welfare agencies to ‘decline an adoption or foster family home application’ to a couple in a civil union if ‘acceptance of that application would constitute a violation of the organization’s sincerely held religious beliefs.’” Read the full article posted on April 13, 2011 to the Huffington Post.

The IAC opposes any law that discriminates against potential adoptive parents for any reason, including sexual orientation, marital status, religion, and race.

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