Children Caught in the Culture War of Adoption

Children Caught in the Culture War of Adoption

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 987 , Segment 1

Episode: Adoption Discrimination, Penicillin Allergies, Potential Shooter

  • Jan 17, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 20:48 mins

Guest: Robin Fretwell Wilson, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College, Author of “The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law.” Can an adoption agency, that’s run by a church and receives government money to assist with foster care and adoption placement, be forced to serve a same-sex couple? Some states have laws saying these agencies must serve LGBT couples. Other states have laws protecting a religious adoption agency that turns away a same-sex couple. Two major lawsuits over this issue are now moving through the federal courts. And as we’ve seen in similar conflicts before, there’s no middle ground –either religious freedom wins and LGBT rights lose or vice versa.

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