NY State Says Adoption Agencies Must Not Discriminate; NY Adoption Agency Argues in Federal Court That They Must

To receive a State adoption agency license, New York requires that an agency work with all eligible adoptive families – including same-sex married couples.  A religious New York adoption agency argues that they can discriminate based on their religious constitutionally protected beliefs.  Yesterday, the religious agency and the State appeared for two hours of oral argument before a U.S. Federal Magistrate.    Story here.

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