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Illinois Catholic Charities Can't Discriminate Against Gay Couples - Care2.com (blog)

Illinois Catholic Charities Can't Discriminate Against Gay Couples - Care2.com (blog)

Earlier this year, the state of Illinois sparked controversy when it broke its contract for social services with a network of Catholic Charities. The state broke ties with Catholic Charities, which had worked with the state on adoption and foster care placements, after they refused to recognize the newly passed civil unions law. Catholic Charities had previously referred unmarried couples to other agencies and said that they would continue to do so, even with gay couples who had a civil union. Illinois rightfully claimed that this was discriminatory and a violation of the state’s civil unions law. But when the state canceled its contract with Catholic Charities last July, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt temporarily reinstated them while he considered the case. On Thursday, however, Schmidt ruled in Illinois’ favor , saying that no one has the right to a contract...

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