MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will sign a bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex couples.
The Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act passed the Alabama House of Representatives 60-14 and the Senate 23-9. All Senate Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Steve Livingston of District 8, voted against it.
Ivey spokeswoman Eileen Jones told the Washington Blade that Ivey, a Republican, “plans to sign it pending a legal review.”
“This act seeks to ensure that people of any faith, or no faith at all, are free to serve children and families who are in need in ways consistent with the communities that first inspired their service,” the bill says. “Child placing agencies, both individuals and organizations, have the inherent, fundamental, and inalienable right to free exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”