Adoption

The legislation lets faith-based agencies turn away anyone offending the operator's religious beliefs.

June 15 2017 7:32 PM

A bill allowing discrimination by adoption agencies is headed to the governor, and an anti-trans "bathroom bill" likely will soon be as well.

May 22 2017 2:33 PM

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.

May 16 2017 7:12 PM

One would allow adoption agencies to turn away prospective parents because of religious objections; the other targets transgender student athletes.

May 11 2017 3:31 PM

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.

May 05 2017 2:56 PM

Judge Mitchell Nance cited his “conscientious objection to the concept of adoption of a child by a practicing homosexual.” 

May 02 2017 2:52 PM

The measure, headed to the governor, would protect the licenses of agencies even if they engage in faith-based anti-LGBT discrimination.

April 26 2017 9:55 AM
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