Sunday, May 6, 2018

Oklahoma, Kansas Approve Religious Veto on LGBTQ Adoptions

by Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. — State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBTQ homes.

Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group’s right to live out its religious faith, while critics saw them as attacks on LGBTQ rights. Both Oklahoma and Kansas have GOP-controlled legislatures and governors, but in Kansas, the proposal split Republicans.

The Oklahoma House’s 56-21 vote Thursday sent its measure to Gov. Mary Fallin, who has not said whether she would sign it. It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.

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Source: NBC News 

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