Michigan AG Seeks Settlement in Same-Sex Adoption Case - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Jan 31, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel hopes to reach a settlement in the ongoing lawsuit regarding funding for faith-based adoption agencies that refuse to place foster children with same-sex couples, The Detroit News reports. Nessel — who is the state’s first openly gay attorney general — made concerns surrounding legislation passed in 2015 that allows agencies in the state to deny services that conflict with their beliefs an integral part of her platform, saying that she probably wouldn’t defend the law. The lawsuit was filed September of last year by the ACLU on behalf of two gay couples who were denied adoptions based on their sexuality. Federal District Judge Paul Borman granted a 30-day stay for the parties to come to an agreement in the case.