Michigan House of Representatives
Started byEquality Michigan
This is a Member Generated Petition
About the Petition
Extremists in the Michigan House of Representatives are trying to pass two bills which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs.
The bills even protect public funding for agencies choosing to discriminate.
Giving any government-funded agency a license to discriminate is immoral and unethical.
With 14,000 children in Michigan seeking a safe home to prosper in, our focus should be on cultivating stable environments to raise these children, and not turning away capable and willing families eager to love and support a child in need.
The fact that the proposed bill specifically states that that denying a couple based on religious or moral convictions does not imply "that the proposed adoption is not in the best interests of the adoptee" shows this is merely providing a license to discriminate based on an unlimited array of arbitrary criteria and not actually an attempt to protect children.
The primary sponsor, Representative Kenneth Kurtz (R-Coldwater), is wasting our money on a bill which does nothing to help the 14,000 children residing in foster care in Michigan. Rather than addressing that actual problem, they are fabricating a new one by offering this vile solution.
The notion of state sanctioned discrimination is wrong, and wasting taxpayers' dollars to do it is reprehensible. That is why we implore the Michigan House of Representatives to stop House Bills 5763 and 5764.
Diego and Kent Love-Ramirez testify in committee on Michigan House Bills 5763 and 5764