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HB 836 - Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Potential Parents Based on Religious Exemption - Tennessee Key Vote

Cameron Sexton voted NA (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Potential Parents Based on Religious Exemption

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes adoption agencies to deny potential parents based on religious exemption.

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  • Specifies that no private licensed child-placing agency shall be required to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a child for adoption or child foster care if the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the Department of Children Services from denying or revoking a license application of a private child-placing agency because of their objection to participate in any placement of a child for adoption or child foster care if the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a state or local government entity from denying a private licensed child-placing agency any grant, contract, or participation in a government program because of the agency’s objection to participating in a placement that violates the agency’s written religious or moral convictions (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Potential Parents Based on Religious Exemption

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