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Gay Rights Advocates Oppose Kansas Adoption Bill

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A controversial proposal concerning Kansas adoption has brought gay rights advocates from across the country to Topeka.
    A Kansas bill would prevent the state from withholding grants or contracts to faith-based agencies that refuse to place children into homes that violate their religious beliefs. T
    Supporters say the proposal helps secure the rights of the agencies themselves, the foster care system is overloaded and these protections are needs to insure faith-based agencies remain in service.
    Critics say the bill would be a civil rights setback.  They contend the bill would allow religious agencies to freely discriminate against same-sex Kansas residents looking to adopt.
    The measure needs approval in the House after passing the Senate.
    Last month, Kansas reported there were 7,540 children in foster care.
    The number has increased steadily since a decade ago, when the number was 5,711.
    
 

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