The House is expected Wednesday to take up a controversial bill (HB 7111) that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, is slated to be heard on the House floor. It would provide what it calls a "conscience protection" for agencies whose religious or moral beliefs do not permit children in their care to be adopted by gays or lesbians.

Critics have argued the bill would allow discrimination against people who want to adopt children.

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