As the number of same sex civil unions continues to grow, there are those who raise concern over what this will mean for religion and the future.
“Same sex civil unions, same sex marriage really can't coexist with religious freedom,” said Carrie Gordon Earll, the spokesperson for Focus on the Family.
Focus on the Family said the new legislation could mean the end for faith based adoption agencies. That’s because the law doesn't allow groups to refuse couples based on sexual orientation. Some faith-based groups could be facing lawsuits.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has adoption services and has the same concern.
“We have many adoptive parents and birth parents that come to us because we are a Catholic agency. It’s unfortunate to legislation used to narrow the marketplace when children need good homes,” said Mark Rohlena, the President and CEO of Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities will wait and see how the law plays out before deciding on the future of its adoption services, but focus on the family thinks it knows what might be coming next.
“We expect there to be a lawsuit any day against the civil union law filed by same-sex marriage supporters going to court to say it is insufficient. That has been the goal all along,” said Gordon Earll
Catholic Charities said it has many requirements for parents interested in using their adoption services.
All couples have to have been married for three years and must of the Christian faith.