This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed multiple items in the state budget designed to promote adoption, including tax credits for adoptive parents and a marketing program that would have promoted adoption as an alternative to abortion. The veto decision sparked frustration and confusion among lawmakers and pro-life groups.
Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to pay a Catholic adoption agency $550,000 in attorney's fees after it tried to force the faith-based organization to place children in same-sex homes.
The owners of a Michigan farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing after they were reportedly banned from a local farmers market in 2016 because of their biblical views on marriage. Their case is being heard in federal court this week.