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BREAKING: Michigan AG and ACLU discriminate against faith-based adoption agencies

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON – Moments ago,  the Attorney General of Michigan and the ACLU  signed a settlement agreement  in Dumont v. Lyon to try to stop the state from working with faith-based adoption agencies, which could keep thousands of children from finding the loving homes they deserve. 

The following statements can be attributed to Lori Windham, senior counsel at Becket: 

“The  Michigan Attorney General and the ACLU are trying to stop the state from working with faith-based adoption agencies. The result of that will be tragic.  Thousands of children will be kept from finding the loving homes they deserve.  

This settlement violates the state law protecting religious adoption agencies. This harms children and families waiting for forever homes and limits access for couples who chose to partner with those agencies.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket attorney, contact Ryan Colby at or 202-349-7219.  Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.