Tennessee Passes Law Allowing Religious Objections to LGBTQ Adoption

On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a law that allows adoption agencies in the state to deny LGBTQ applications for adoption on the basis of religious objections, Fox News reports.

The bill also strengthens the First Amendment right to freedom of religion by prohibiting the state government from refusing licenses or grants to certain adoption agencies on the basis of such religious objections. In response, a number of far-left advocacy groups, including the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union, have indicated that they may take legal action against the new law.

Tennessee has considered numerous pieces of legislation in recent weeks to protect children from the encroaching LGBTQ agenda. As previously reported, the state legislature is also considering a law to force so-called “transgender” student athletes to compete on the same teams as their actual biological sex.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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