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2013 House Bill 4991: Let adoption agencies refuse adoptions that violate moral convictions
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tom Leonard (R) on September 17, 2013, to specify in statute that a “child placing agency” (private adoption agency or foster care service) is not required to assist or participate in an adoption or placement that violates its written religious or moral convictions, including adoptions of a child by a homosexual.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on September 17, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on September 25, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.