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AG Nessel working on potential settlement in same-sex adoption case

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A settlement may be coming in a lawsuit involving some Michigan adoption agencies’ ability to refuse services to same-sex couples.

The ACLU of Michigan and some same-sex couples are suing the state over its contracts with faith-based agencies that offer adoption and foster services. Those agencies can deny services to same-sex couples for religious reasons.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is a spokeswoman for Attorney General Dana Nessel. The AG’s office represents the state departments that are being sued.

“So, we have been working with our clients and the plaintiffs because both have expressed an interest in resolving this legal matter,” she says.

During the campaign, then-candidate Attorney General Dana Nessel said she might not support the lawsuit.

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