Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:38

Governor of Texas has signed the law allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a bill that will allow adoption agencies to discriminate same-sex couples.

Note that it will also discriminate any other person who would go to against their religious beliefs (single parents, couples with different religions, divorced couples, etc...).

Bill 3850 will "allow child welfare providers to deny adoptions and other services to children and parents based on sincerely held religious beliefs," The Texas Tribune reports.

The text also allows agencies to "place a child in a religious school; deny referrals for certain contraceptives, drugs or devices; and refuse to contract with other organizations that don’t share their religious beliefs."

"This new law will have dramatic consequences on same-sex couples across Texas who are looking to open their homes and their hearts to children in need," said Kasey Suffredini, Freedom for All Americans' acting CEO and president of the strategy, in a statement. "It will have devastating consequences on LGBT youth, who now can be forced into dangerous practices like conversion therapy. Adults should always be looking out for children, and acting with their best interests at heart — and this new law runs contrary to that basic value."

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