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News from Progress Michigan 

April 22, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Senate Committee Approves Anti-Family Bill Package That Hurts Children

Adoption discrimination bills passed out of a Senate Committee today

LANSING — A package of bills passed out of a Senate committee today would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against and refuse services to people because of their faith, sexual orientation or gender identify, or marital status.

The adoption discrimination bills are just the latest attempt by elected officials to curry favor with the far-right conservative wings of their party who wish to use religion as a cloak for discrimination.

“The ones who are hurt most by this legislation are the children of this state that desperately need loving homes. This adoption discrimination package is just another attempt to enshrine discrimination into state law,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Kids need loving families — they don’t need our representatives depriving them of that basic necessity.”

The bill package, HB 4188-4190, has already passed the Michigan House and is now headed for a vote on the Senate floor.

“Gov. Snyder has been noticeably silent on this issue,” Scott continued. “We hope that any bill that hurts kids like this would receive a swift and decisive veto from the Governor. Discrimination against children and families has no place in Michigan.”


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