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Kansas to allow adoption groups to reject LGBT couples

Kansas governor Jeff Colyer will sign a bill that would allow discrimination against adopting gay couples. Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images.
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.