SB 149 grants the right for taxpayer funded child-placement agencies to discriminate against children and families and deny children needed services based on the agency's religious or moral beliefs. And it virtually eliminates what the state may do in response to that discrimination.
Religious freedom is a core American value — that's why it's protected in both the state and federal constitutions. But that freedom doesn't give any of us the right to harm others. SB 149 would exclude loving families from adoption and foster care to the detriment of vulnerable children.
Tell Governor Daugaard to reject SB 149.