TENNESSEE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a controversial adoption bill which allows some adoption agencies to deny LGBT families.
The bill will allow privately licensed agencies to deny adoptions to same-sex couples based on the agency’s religious or moral beliefs.
The Tennessee Equality Project, a statewide nonprofit, hoped Gov. Bill Lee would veto the bill.
“We’re talking about thousands of Tennessean children who need loving homes and... we’re taking about couples, families who are willing to sacrifice to provide those loving homes and their own state is saying we’re turning your back,” said Shahin Samiei with the Tennessee Equity Project.
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