Rick Pluta: New adoption bill could be pre-action to Supreme Court ruling
"I had to make a decision and I believe this is an appropriate decision that makes sure that most kids end up in loving families."
That was Gov. Rick Snyder's explanation about why he signed a package of bills today allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex prospective parents based on a religious objection.
It is widely seen as a pre-action to whatever the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in a same-sex marriage case expected later this month.
The American Academy of Pediatrics asks whether this is providing the most diverse environment for placing children or is it actually a discriminatory law that shuts out some couples, especially in some areas where faith-based agencies are the only ones that place children with families.