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IL Republican Introduces Bigoted Legislation Against Citizens of Illinois

October 17, 2011
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Shocking! Catholic Charities want the State of Illinois to allow them to remain bigots… but don’t cancel our contracts with the State!  In a desperate attempt to hang on to public funds the Catholics have found an ally.  Republican Kyle McCarter has introduced legislation which undermines the rights of Illinois citizens and makes a special case for the Catholic bigots.

Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) on Wednesday filed legislation that would amend the state’s civil union law to allow Catholic Charities to continue to license foster and adoptive parents without serving same-sex couples.

McCarter’s proposal, SB2495, would amend the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, signed into law in January, to allow faith-based agencies like Catholic Charities to decline to provide foster care and adoption services to applicants who “would constitute a violation of the organization’s sincerely held religious beliefs” and refer them to other agencies.

via Illinois Catholic Charities Adoption Battle: New Bill Would Allow Church To Not Serve Same-Sex Couples.