Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer supports the bill. Photo: Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Thursday allowing adoption agencies to turn away LGBT couples based on religious beliefs, reports the Kansas Wichitia Eagle.

Why it matters: Kansas is among several states passing similar legislation, and has opened up a larger debate over whether these efforts are discriminatory. While several critics say the bill is based on bias, supporters, like Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, argue it will help create more opportunities for children to find a home.

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.