Parental rights

May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:51 pm
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — A student dressed as a storm trooper for "Star Wars Day" prompted the evacuation of a Wisconsin high school when a frightened parent saw the costumed figure entering the facility and called 911. Police in Ashwaubenon (ash-WAH'-beh-non) near Green Bay say the parent saw the...
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In this undated photo released by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Bevin takes a self portrait of his family. Bevin, wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl. The Bevins started the process of trying to adopt a young girl from Kentucky's child-welfare system. They had their fingerprints taken, three times and opened their home to an inspection. The state ultimately rejected their application because, the Bevins said, they had five children and officials worried the girl wouldn't get enough attention. (Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 3:56 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor. Matt Bevin said he and his wife, Glenna, noticed how the girl attached...
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