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Michigan judge asked to halt injunction that lets agencies refuse to serve LGBT couples

Emergency motion filed Friday

The injunction lets religious-based adoption and foster care agencies refuse to serve LGBT couples. (Jason Morrison/freeimages.com)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking a federal judge to halt an injunction that lets religious-based adoption and foster care agencies refuse to serve LGBT couples.

The Democrat announced Friday that she filed an emergency motion for a stay.

She contends U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker misinterpreted a 2015 law that allows child-placing agencies to turn away prospective families in private cases for religious reasons, but not when they are placing state-supervised children.