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A judge has given the state the go ahead to terminate its contract with Catholic Charities.  DCFS Spokesperson Kendall Marlow says that means nearly two-thousand foster children will be transferred to other agencies.  But he wants to make it clear that it does not mean the children will have to leave their current homes. 

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Marlowe says the state has had a great relationship with the religious organization.

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Marlowe says this doesn't necessarily mean they're breaking all ties with the agency. 

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Marlowe says DCFS is willing to work with Catholic Charities if they decide to comply with the new Civil Unions law.  At this point, Catholic Charities still has the option to appeal.  A spokesperson for the agency says they're reviewing the ruling and trying to decide how they will proceed.

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