Another conflict between LGBTQ rights and religious freedom is broiling in the federal courts, and it has finally reached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
The controversy centers on whether faith-based institutions can serve as adoption agencies for the state and at the same time discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. In November 2019, the Second Circuit entered an emergency order to maintain the status quo for faith-based institutions. The Third Circuit, on the other hand, recently opined that the practice was unconstitutional in Fulton v. Philadelphia. Now it is the Sixth Circuit’s turn to decide what it will do in a remarkably similar case arising out of Michigan, Buck v. Gordon.
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