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Catholic Charities West Michigan v. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 5/27/2020

Overview

Summary

Catholic Charities West Michigan, one of the region’s largest social services providers, faces closure of its adoption and foster care ministry if it doesn’t change its policy prioritizing the placement of children in homes with a mother and father. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is illegally targeting the child welfare provider because of its religious beliefs, despite the fact that Catholic Charities has served the region by offering a wide array of services for more than 70 years.

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David A. Cortman

Senior Counsel, Vice President of U.S. Litigation

David A. Cortman serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom.

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