Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala. State has this law. This map also includes the states in which there are laws or regulations that require current and prospective foster parents and child welfare staff to receive training about LGBT youth in areas like cultural competency and legal requirements, as well as the states with laws requiring that transgender youth be placed in accordance with their gender identity. Vanessa Romo. At the age of 16, Baber was housed with an evangelical woman who forced him into so-called conversion therapy. As a former foster kid, Baber knows how important it is for children to be placed in loving homes.
A bill that would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples based on religious objections has passed in the House of Representatives.
John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, who spoke in opposition to the bill. The Senate version, sponsored by Sen. Share This Story!
Over the past two years, there have been efforts at the federal level to pass legislation similar to the state laws that have resulted in roadblocks for LGBTQ prospective parents.