© 2022 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Criminal Justice & Legal System

Rick Pluta: New adoption bill could be pre-action to Supreme Court ruling

Michigan Capitol Building
Matthileo
/
Flickr - http://j.mp/1SPGCl0
Another snow day is in store for the Michigan legislature

"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.

Related Content