A polarizing debate over the role of faith-based adoption organizations, and their ability to exclude same-sex couples, has tangled an update of Kansas adoption and foster care laws.
A bill needed to revise the rules passed the House without a dissenting vote in late February. But it drew opposition in the Senate this week when a controversial amendment was added.
The amendment, offered by Sen. Molly Baumgardner, a Louis-burg Republican, would let the state contract with faith-based organizations that make adoption and foster care placement decisions based on their sincerely held religious beliefs.
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