Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is defending the state's civil union law in a dispute with a Catholic adoption agency. State officials say they won't renew foster care or adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.
An Ottawa child welfare agency will take over caseworkers and staff who serve foster children in Rockford. The move comes after Catholic Charities announced it would end state-funded adoption and foster-care rather than comply with Illinois' new civil union law. The Illinois Department of
A Catholic organization that licenses foster and adoptive parents has sued the state of Illinois over a new law that would require it to place children with gay or unmarried couples.Catholic Charities claims in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that it's exempt from provisions of a state law that lets gay a
Illinois legislators are considering a bill to allow religious-based adoption services to deny gay couples from fostering or adopting kids.Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, said in order to gather enough votes to pass civil unions, he promised to protect religious groups."