By David G. McAfee
The state of Michigan made a reasonable decision in order to reduce discrimination against LGBTQ+ families and, like clockwork, a faith-based institution is there to challenge the order.
In this case, a Catholic adoption agency that was sued for discrimination by a same-sex couple is now itself suing the state. St. Vincent Catholic Charities is challenging the state’s decision (under new Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel) to settle the case by the ACLU, rejecting its previous policy permitting private agencies to refuse to work with LGBTQ+ couples. The new rule is that discrimination of that nature is prohibited for any agency receiving state funding.
So now the agency is pushing back with a lawsuit specifically naming Nessel as a defendant, saying she directed the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to target certain faith-based adoption agencies.
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