LANSING, Mich. — Faith-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan can refuse to place children in LGBTQ homes under a settlement filed in federal court.
The settlement comes months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for a Catholic charity in a similar case.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the high court’s ruling against Philadelphia is binding on the state and limits its ability to enforce a non-discrimination policy.
Michigan, like most states, contracts with private agencies to place children from troubled homes with new families.
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