Legislation Would Allow Some Agencies To Deny Adoptions On Religious Grounds

Should Adoption Agencies Be Allowed To Decide Who They Serve Based on Religion?

A State House committee has approved bills to shield faith-based adoption agencies from having to serve gay couples even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. Civil rights groups are challenging the legislation, saying it would enshrine religious discrimination.WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta to explain. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

There are three bills numbered 4188, 4189, and 4190. Read 4188 here.



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.