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An Oregon mother of five claims her religious beliefs on gender barred her from adopting a pair of siblings in her state, and now she’s taking to the courts to fight for her First Amendment rights.
Jessica Bates told “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday that she was several months into the adoption process and successfully completed a portion of the training when the hurdle began.
“[I] reported to my certifier because they really emphasized the sexual orientation and gender identity training, that you have to support it,” she said. “I emailed her and told her I couldn’t do that because of my faith, and then we had a phone call and, because I wouldn’t take a child for cross-sex hormone injections, I was basically told that I’m ineligible to adopt in the state of Oregon.”
OREGON MOTHER SUES AFTER STATE REFUSES ADOPTION FOR NOT AFFIRMING TRANS PROCEDURES: ATTORNEY
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