Catholic Charities

Illinois / Foster Care / Adoption / Civil Unions
12:19 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Catholic group sues state of Ill. over foster care, adoptions involving civil unions

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A Catholic organization that licenses foster and adoptive parents has sued the state of Illinois over a new law that would require it to place children with gay or unmarried couples.

Catholic Charities claims in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that it's exempt from provisions of a state law that lets gay and straight couples form civil unions that give them many of the same rights as traditional marriage.

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