The legislation lets faith-based agencies turn away anyone offending the operator's religious beliefs.
A bill allowing discrimination by adoption agencies is headed to the governor, and an anti-trans "bathroom bill" likely will soon be as well.
The ACLU and other rights groups have filed a complaint against W. Mitchell Nance, seeking his dismissal for refusing to hear Family Court cases involving lesbian, gay or bisexual adults hoping to adopt children.
One would allow adoption agencies to turn away prospective parents because of religious objections; the other targets transgender student athletes.
Tennessee's governor signs a bill requiring the "natural" definition of terms regarding marriage and gender, while Alabama says it's OK for adoption agencies to discriminate.
Judge Mitchell Nance cited his “conscientious objection to the concept of adoption of a child by a practicing homosexual.”
The measure, headed to the governor, would protect the licenses of agencies even if they engage in faith-based anti-LGBT discrimination.