Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee has recently made an announcement that's going to lead to an unprecedented measure regarding adoption.
Governor Lee says he's signing this into law so that it would continue allowing tax-payer funding to faith-based foster care. Thus allowing agencies even if they have already decided to exclude the LGBT families.
To better clear all this up, it means that if a religious-based adoption agency/organization receives funding to help keep it running then they can openly discriminate against LGBT families and not allow them to adopt without any penalty.
According to NBC,
The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation.
“We are off to a fine start this session,” state Sen. Steve Dickerson joked while debating against the bill earlier as the lone Republican opposed.
Nationally, supporters argue such measures are needed to protect against potential lawsuits hostile to the group’s religious beliefs. However, critics counter that the proposals attack LGBT rights and limit the number of qualified families seeking to adopt or foster needy children.
This is a blunt stand against LGBT families and will definitely bring its own challenges. Much like the businesses who don't believe in their beliefs with their recent challenges.