Alberta reverses decision rejecting adoption application from evangelical couple

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EDMONTON — The Alberta government has reversed its refusal of an evangelical Christian couple’s request to adopt a child because of their religious views on sexuality and gender identity.

A spokeswoman with the Children’s Services Ministry says the province takes precautions with its adoptions but does not reject families based on their religion.

The unnamed Edmonton couple filed for a judicial review last year after their application to adopt was rejected.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms helped the man and woman with their court case, arguing that the decision violated their rights.

Centre lawyer John Carpay says the couple is thrilled that the province has changed its mind and still plan to adopt.

He says they have promised to love and accept any child who joins their family.

 

The Canadian Press

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