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Trump Sued Over Plan to Let Adoption Agencies Reject Gay Couples

Donald Trump on May 30. 

Donald Trump on May 30. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The American Civil Liberties Union said it’s suing the Trump administration over a reported plan to make it easier for taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples on religious grounds -- a proposal that’s already been implemented in South Carolina.

The ACLU said it’s representing a family that was rejected from consideration by Miracle Hill Ministries, an evangelical Christian adoption agency in South Carolina that’s among the biggest in the state. The Trump administration in January gave the state a waiver from an Obama-era regulation that bars discrimination against same-sex couples by agencies that receive federal funding, the ACLU says.