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Discrimination in Child Welfare Services

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  • Allows agencies to discriminate against potential parents
  • Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children
  • Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and allows agencies to deny children services to which the agency objects
  • Allows sweeping anti-LGBTQ discrimination that includes allowing agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and agencies can deny children services to which the agency objects, including refusing to allow transgender people access
  • Discrimination is allowed by private agencies which do not receive taxpayer funds

*Michigan was subject to a lawsuit that settled the law, and Michigan is no longer able to enforce these restrictions.

Updated February 24, 2020
  • Allows agencies to discriminate against potential parents
  • Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children
  • Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and allows agencies to deny children services to which the agency objects
  • Allows sweeping anti-LGBTQ discrimination that includes allowing agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and agencies can deny children services to which the agency objects, including refusing to allow transgender people access
  • Discrimination is allowed by private agencies which do not receive taxpayer funds

*Michigan was subject to a lawsuit that settled the law, and Michigan is no longer able to enforce these restrictions.

Updated February 24, 2020