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Kelly hopes to thwart Kansas adoption law seen as anti-LGBT


November 9, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor-elect said Thursday that she will look to block enforcement of a new adoption law that she and LGBT-rights activists consider discriminatory, a sharp break with the state's two previous conservative Republican governors.

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly said she will have her staff review how far the state can go to avoid enforcing the law. It was designed to provide legal protections to adoption agencies that cite faith-based reasons for refusing to place children in homes that violate their religious beliefs.

The debate over the law centered on...

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