Adoption Agencies May be Saying 'No' to Gay Couples
Posted By Springer Law Firm PLLC
Plans are underway to shield Religious child welfare agencies from being sued if they choose not to place children with a same-sex couple. The Statesman reports that a bill going through the Texas House would also protect the same foster groups if they decide to decline a family because they provide contraception. State Representative Scott Stanford, R-McKinney set Senate Bill 206 into motion last Wednesday, which is considered a Sunset bill. This amendment is a result of waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to make their decision on the same-sex marriage ban. Civil rights groups in Austin pointed out that since the bill is so broad in nature, many other groups besides same-sex couples could be turned down.