A bill allowing faith-based agencies to refuse to place children with particular parents for religious reasons may once again come before lawmakers in Michigan. Voted down the last two times because all Democrats in the state House voted against the bills, proponents are giving it another shot. One Democrat, Representative Harvey Santana, says he will change his vote.

Santana personally has nothing against LGBT parents and their desires to adopt children. But after reexamining his own faith, he sees the importance of allowing faiths to operate within their own moral beliefs. Reported by Interlochen Public Radio, Santana said, “I looked at it, what my faith teaches me, and what I know, and what my constituents have told me about what they feel and it’s something that I felt that I needed to take a stand on.”

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