The months-long legal saga in Illinois concerning whether several Catholic Charities agencies can continue to deny adoption and foster care placements to same-sex parents while still receiving state funding appears to be coming to an end.
On Monday, the Thomas More Society, the law firm representing Catholic Charities agencies in their fight with the state, announced it will file a motion to dismiss their lawsuit because they claim "the actions of the State have prevented the Charities from being able to obtain relief from the Illinois court system."
Because the state already began transferring the charities' case load to other agencies willing to work with same-sex couples months ago, the agency says even a future court decision in favor of their appeal would come "too late." According to an AP report, it had become financially impossible for the charities to continue to pursue the case.
Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society described the "dismantling" of the charities' foster care ministry as "a tragic end to 90 years of foster care service by some of the most effective child welfare agencies in Illinois."
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