June 12, 2015 6:00 pm -


It’s not like Michigan has no problems, after all. In Detroit, people are still having their water shut off for being poor, but the legislature has no time for that issue, because they’re too busy making sure gay people can’t adopt children. Not only was the legislature hell-bent on solving a problem that didn’t exist, they…


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8 responses to Michigan Signs Adoption Ban For Same-Sex Couples

  1. Baltimatt June 12th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    The law does not prohibit gay people from adopting. Right now they can’t adopt as couples, but even your story says gays who want to adopt would have to be referred to another agency under the law just signed.

    • Snow Cipher June 16th, 2015 at 1:45 am

      It puts babies placed with “religious” adoption agencies off limits to gay couples. At the same time many evangelical churches are pressuring wealthy members into becoming adoptive parents as their “Christian duty.” Most of the abuses in adoption practices can be laid at the doors of these “Christian” agencies and the preferential treatment given to wealthy Christians seeking to adopt, including skyrocketing adoption fees that line the pockets of these “charitable” organizations.

      • Baltimatt June 16th, 2015 at 7:03 am

        Religious adoption agencies will have the choice–they are not required to turn away gay parents. And the bill does not ban adoption by gay persons. These are clearly misstatement of facts.

        • Snow Cipher June 16th, 2015 at 9:26 am

          The law will not be upheld in court. Your assertion that it does nothing to bar gay couples from adopting is absurd. The law has the sole purpose of allowing so-called “Christians” to discriminate against gay couples. It will fail in court.

          • Baltimatt June 16th, 2015 at 9:54 am

            Gay couples cannot currently adopt in Michigan, and it has nothing to do with this law. Why do you think there is a case currently before the Supreme Court?

            This law does not bar gay single individuals from adopting, but would allow adoption agencies to skip them on religious grounds. Please get your facts straight.

          • Snow Cipher June 16th, 2015 at 10:01 am

            I have my facts straight. You do your best to be misleading. It’s an attempt to carve out special antigay rights for the religious right. It will fail in the courts.

          • Baltimatt June 16th, 2015 at 10:02 am

            I am not misleading. Please cite the portions of this law that bar gay people from adopting.

  2. Snow Cipher June 16th, 2015 at 1:46 am

    One more GOP abuse of power than will have to be resolved in the Courts. Lucky us.