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Faith-Based Adoption Bills Head To Two Governors' Desks

Critics argue the bills would condone discrimination against LGBTQ couples, people who aren't married and non-Christians.
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Faith-Based Adoption Bills Head To Two Governors' Desks

Lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas passed bills that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to turn away would-be parents based on the organization's religious beliefs.

Critics argue the laws — if signed by the governors — would condone discrimination against LGBTQ couples, people who aren't married and non-Christians. 

Several other states, including Texas and Virginia, have similar laws in place. Supporters say they bring faith-based groups and offer more adoption services. 

The bills now head to the two governors' desks. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has said he will sign the bill. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is still publicly undecided.