Breaking News: IL Judge Rules Catholic Charities Will Continue to Receive Children


An update from the Thomas More Legal Center -- which is represented the Catholic agencies attempting to stay in the adoption/foster care system without facing lawsuits alleging discrimination under Illinois' same-sex civil unions law.

It's not over yet, but this is some good news:

Today, in response to an emergency motion brought by attorneys for Catholic Charities, attorneys for the State of Illinois, Office of the Attorney General, announced in court that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) would reverse course and resume the referral of new foster care cases to the Charities.

The Charities were also given leave to file a motion by Friday to amend their complaint both to add new claims and to add as a new plaintiff to the lawsuit the charitable arm of the Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois.