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US: Why children have the most to lose in the latest battle over LGBT and religious rights
Deseret News – July 10, 2018
The ACLU sued the state of Michigan on Sept. 20, 2017, arguing that by contracting with agencies like St. Vincent, which refuse to serve same-sex couples, the state is violating the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. St. Vincent, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, argues that serving same-sex couples would compromise its religious convictions. In this case, the care for children lies in the balance. As one of the first cases of its kind on this issue, experts say it’s likely to set a legal precedent with national implications in courts and state legislatures across the country.