Michigan passed a law in 2015 to ensure that religious organizations could continue to provide adoption services in accordance with their religious principles. The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the law in federal court. The Michigan Catholic Conference called the ACLU’s claims of a ban on adoptions as “completely dishonest.”
The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the state of Michigan for allegedly allowing faith-based adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of two Michigan couples and a foster parent and former foster child. The lawsuit challenges the religious exemptions for adoption agencies that contract with the state to find permanent homes for the children in Michigan’s foster care system.