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One Illinois foster parent says the state is treading on her religious beliefs by trying to force Catholic Social Services to issue foster care licenses to couples in civil unions.  The state has threatened to end its contract with the agency but Krista Teckenbrock says if that happens, she'll pull out of the foster care system.

[audio:rddfosterp1.mp3]A Word From Teckenbrock[/audio]

Teckenbrock is from Herrin and works with the Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois.  It's the most recent diocese to join a lawsuit against the state asking to maintain the right to refer co-habitating couples to a different agency.  Teckenbrock says in the end, it's the children who'll have to suffer.

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