Texas Adoption Agencies Could Soon Ban Gays, Jews, Muslims

(AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds — but Texas’ rule extends to state-funded agencies. Only South Dakota’s is similarly sweepingly. MORE