SMH: Churches Down Under get opt-out point on same-sex adoption bill

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The independent state MP Clover Moore has moved to shore up support for her same-sex adoption bill by giving church adoption agencies the right to refuse services to gay and lesbian couples without breaching anti-discrimination laws.

Ms Moore wrote to MPs on Friday announcing she would amend the bill and reintroduce it to Parliament on Thursday.

She told the Herald she was amending the bill "in line with requests" from church adoption agencies to help ensure its passage through Parliament.

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